Montana Code Annotated 2003

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     37-22-401. Privileged communications -- exceptions. A licensee may not disclose any information he acquires from clients consulting him in his professional capacity except:
     (1) with the written consent of the client or, in the case of the client's death or mental incapacity, with the written consent of the client's personal representative or guardian;
     (2) that he need not treat as confidential a communication otherwise confidential that reveals the contemplation of a crime by the client or any other person or that in his professional opinion reveals a threat of imminent harm to the client or others;
     (3) that if the client is a minor and information acquired by the licensee indicates that the client was the victim of a crime, the licensee may be required to testify fully in relation thereto in any investigation, trial, or other legal proceeding in which the commission of such crime is the subject of inquiry;
     (4) that if the client or his personal representative or guardian brings an action against a licensee for a claim arising out of the social worker-client relationship, the client is considered to have waived any privilege;
     (5) to the extent that the privilege is otherwise waived by the client; and
     (6) as may otherwise be required by law.

     History: En. Sec. 12, Ch. 544, L. 1983.

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