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Mental Health Professional Disclosures Repeal Effect Clause

Concerning the repeal of the condition required to be satisfied for a provision of law governing the disclosure of communications with mental health professionals to take effect.
2017 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

In 2016, the general assembly enacted House Bill 16-1063, which allows mental health professionals to disclose to school and school district personnel and law enforcement agencies communications with a client if the client makes statements or exhibits behaviors that create an articulable and significant threat against a school or its occupants. The effect of the legislation was contingent on receipt from the secretary of the federal department of health and human services (HHS) of an exception to the privacy rule under the federal 'Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996' (HIPAA).

The state received notice from HHS that the legislation is not contrary to the HIPAA privacy rule and therefore does not qualify for an exception. Accordingly, the bill repeals the contingency provision.

(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
    04/06/2017 Signed Act PDF
    04/04/2017 Final Act PDF
    03/28/2017 Rerevised PDF
    03/27/2017 Revised PDF
    03/07/2017 Reengrossed PDF
    03/06/2017 Engrossed PDF
    02/13/2017 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