Germanwings Co-Pilot Lubitz Was Treated for ‘Suicidal Tendencies’ Before Receiving License, Sparks Discussion Over Doctor-Patient Confidentiality

Revelations that Germanwings Flight 9525 co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was treated for “suicidal tendencies” before receiving his pilot’s license has sparked a discussion on doctor-patient confidentiality in Germany, with some lawmakers suggesting doctors should have a duty to speak out if a person’s condition potentially puts other lives at risk.