Civil proceedings; privileged communications with professionals; . (SB338)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Privileged communications with professionals; civil proceedings. Provides that certain professionals (practitioners of the healing arts, ministers, priests, rabbis, accredited practitioners of religious organizations or denominations, licensed professional counselors, clinical social workers and psychologists), when testifying in civil matters, shall not be permitted to disclose confidential information communicated in a professional capacity. There are exceptions for request or consent of the client and various other circumstances. Under current law these Code sections address situations where the professional is required to disclose information and do not apply when a professional voluntarily discloses information. This bill is a recommendation of the Boyd Graves Conference. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 061190772
01/11/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/30/2006Continued to 2007 in Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)