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First Responder Peer Support Testimony Privilege

Concerning the evidentiary privilege for communications made during the provision of certain peer support services.
2017 Regular Session
Courts & Judicial
Bill Summary

Under current law, peer support team members for certain first responders and a first responder may not be required to testify about communications made during the peer support process without the first responder's consent. The bill clarifies that the communication need not be during an individual peer support meeting.

Under current law, there is an exception to the privilege if the information provided to the peer support team member indicates certain actual or suspected crimes. The bill adds crimes against at-risk persons to the list of crimes.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    03/16/2017 Signed Act PDF
    03/08/2017 Final Act PDF
    03/03/2017 Rerevised PDF
    03/02/2017 Revised PDF
    02/02/2017 Reengrossed PDF
    02/01/2017 Engrossed PDF
    01/11/2017 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details