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HB19-1125

Mental Health Professional Access To Dismissed Complaint

Concerning access by a mental health professional to certain records regarding a dismissed complaint against the mental health professional.
Session:
2019 Regular Session
Subject:
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

Under current law, when a complaint against a mental health professional is dismissed, information contained in the records of the board that licenses, registers, or certifies the mental health professional (board) is exempt from the disclosure requirements of the state's open records law. The bill allows a mental health professional who is a respondent to a dismissed complaint (respondent) to access information in the files of the board and in the files of the division of professions and occupations in the department of regulatory agencies (division). Before allowing the access, the board and the division shall redact from the information the names of the respondent's clients or other recipients of service and any other information that would identify an individual person, including the complainant or a witness.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

Bill Text

Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. J. Melton

Sponsor

Co-sponsor