Mental health records; disclosure, etc. (HB782)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Mental health records; disclosure. Mandates disclosure of the subject of an involuntary commitment procedure's records to any magistrate, court, mental health examiner, community services board, or behavioral health authority, or law-enforcement officer involved in the proceeding, and provides civil immunity for the health entities making such disclosure. Also requires public colleges and universities to develop policies designating campus law-enforcement and health center employees as school officials with an educational interest in school records, for the purpose of facilitating disclosure under the Family and Educational Privacy Rights Act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 081402804
01/08/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2008Left in Courts of Justice


Legal Aid Justice Center, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

House Courts of Justice Committee - Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, One Half Hour After Adjournment - House Room C.

Alison Hymes writes:

This bill is dead. It was left in Courts of Justice.