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The DC Code: § 7-1201.02 Disclosures prohibited; exceptions.

Index7 Human Health Care and Safety. (Refs & Annos)
a
Except as specifically authorized by subchapter II, III, or IV of this chapter, no mental health professional, mental health facility, data collector or employee or agent of a mental health professional, mental health facility or data collector shall disclose or permit the disclosure of mental health information to any person, including an employer.
b
Except as specifically authorized by subchapter II or IV of this chapter, no client in a group session shall disclose or permit the disclosure of mental health information relating to another client in the group session to any person.
c
No violation of subsection (a) or (b) of this section occurs until a single act or series of acts taken together amount to a disclosure of mental health information.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 6-2002. 1973 Ed., § 6-1612. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 2-136, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 7-1201.01. Transfer of Functions Pursuant to Reorganization Plan No. 5 of 1996, the function of providing mental health services to inmates in Department of Corrections facilities provided by the Bureau of Correctional Services, Commission on Mental Health Services, were transferred to the Department of Corrections. DC CODE § 7-1201.02 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-136, § 102, 25 DCR 5055.)