GermanWings Co-Pilot Found Unfit To Fly

A French prosecutor says that some doctors who treated the co-pilot who crashed a Germanwings jet felt he was unfit to fly, but did not tell his employers because of German patient secrecy laws.

According to French officials Lubitz saw 41 doctors in the past five years, including seven doctors during the month before the March 24 crash alone. Is it time for some legal reform to prevent something like this happening again? Are US doctor/patient confidentiality laws equally restrictive?

ABC’s Tom Rivers discussed.