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2006 SESSION

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SB 569 Custody and visitation; court may order confidential mental health records concerning a parent.

Introduced by: Ryan T. McDougle | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Custody and visitation; mental health records.  Provides that in custody or visitation cases the court may order, for good cause shown, disclosure of otherwise privileged and confidential mental health records concerning a parent. Using the same standard, the court may order the mental health care provider to testify on behalf of or against a parent or adult relative of the parent. The current law does not apply to mental health providers conducting an independent mental health evaluation pursuant to a court order, this bill includes a child's therapist and a co-parenting counselor to that exception. This bill is a recommendation of the Boyd-Graves Conference.


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