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HOUSE BILL NO. 513
INTRODUCED BY A. PERSON
AN ACT REVISING LAWS REGARDING PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND CLIENTS; AMENDING SECTION 26-1-807, MCA; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 26-1-807, MCA, is amended to read:
"26-1-807. Psychologist-client Mental health professional-client privilege. The confidential relations and communications between a psychologist, psychiatrist, licensed professional counselor, or licensed clinical social worker and a client must be placed on the same basis as provided by law for those between an attorney and a client. Nothing in any act of the legislature may be construed to require the privileged communications to be disclosed."
Section 2. Effective date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.
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