Mental health records; mandatory sharing. (HB1324)

Introduced By

Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Mental health records; mandatory sharing. Requires mental health care providers to share the medical information of persons, including juveniles and incarcerated persons, who are being examined pursuant to the civil commitment process with magistrates, courts and others involved in the evaluation of the person. Read the Bill »


01/25/2008: Merged into HB499


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 081437432
01/09/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2008Assigned Courts sub: Mental Health
01/25/2008Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB499-Hamilton)
01/25/2008Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB576-Watts)


Alison Hymes writes:

This bill overrides the professional judgment of clinicians who already have an ethical obligation to share information/break confidentiality if their client is a danger to self or others, essentially forcing clinicians to reveal information about their clients when they think their client is NOT in need of involuntary hospitalization or outpatient commitment.