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Privileged Communications – Mental Health Providers – Exception for Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect

Sponsored by:

Delegate Hettleman


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn

Synopsis:Providing that a certain patient privilege does not exist for certain records and certain testimony of a psychiatrist or licensed psychologist, a psychiatric-mental health nursing specialist or professional counselor, or a licensed certified social worker related to suspected child abuse and neglect in certain civil proceedings under certain circumstances.
Analysis:Not available at this time
All Sponsors:Delegate Hettleman
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
Broad Subject(s):Family Law
Civil Actions and Procedures
Narrow Subject(s):Adoption - see also- Parents and Guardians
Child Abuse and Neglect
Child Custody -see also- Parents and Guardians
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Counselors -see also- Guidance Counselors; Social Workers
Divorce -see also- Annulment
Family Law -see also- Adoption; Annulment; Divorce; etc
Mental and Behavioral Health
Privileged Communications
Protection Orders
Social Workers
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings
(9-109, 9-109.1, 9-121)

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February 9, 2018 4:46 P.M.