http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/DocID/2F86271154E8AFE486256D530062045E?OpenDocument&story In the Steve McQueen movie "Bullitt," the St. Louis Post-Dispatch recalls, an opportunistic politician demands to see a patient's hospital file. A nurse resists - until a police captain flashes his badge as the politician says: "It's official police business." Those days are over. Some hospitals insist on a court order before they will turn over any patient records to law enforcement officers. The privacy rule of the new federal . . .
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