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SB 1330 Critical incident stress management team; peer support team privileged communications.

Introduced by: Charles W. Carrico, Sr. | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS PASSED: (all summaries)

Critical incident stress management team and critical stress management team privileged communications. Provides that certain communications regarding a critical incident to a peer support team member are included in the critical incident stress management team privilege. Under current law, the privilege applies only to members of a critical incident stress management team. The bill specifies that a peer support team shall be headed by a Virginia-licensed clinical psychologist, Virginia-licensed psychiatrist, Virginia-licensed clinical social worker, or Virginia-licensed professional counselor with at least five years of experience as a mental health consultant who works directly with emergency medical services personnel or public safety personnel to meet the accreditation standards. Finally, the bill defines a critical incident as an incident that induces an abnormally high level of negative emotions in response to a perceived loss of control and is often related to a threat to the well-being of emergency medical services personnel or public safety personnel or to the well-being of another individual for whom such personnel has some obligation of personal or professional concern.


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