Bill Status of HB3916 100th General Assembly
Short Description: CIV PRO-PRIVILEGE-PEER COUNSEL
Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that, with exceptions, communications pertaining to peer support counseling sessions for emergency services or public safety personnel are privileged and confidential. Provides that any communication made by a participant or counselor in a peer support counseling session, and any oral or written information conveyed in a peer support counseling session, is not admissible in any judicial proceeding, administrative proceeding, arbitration proceeding, or other adjudicatory proceeding. Provides that communications and information shall not be disclosed by the participants in any judicial proceeding, administrative proceeding, arbitration proceeding, or other adjudicatory proceeding. Provides that any notes, records, or reports arising out of a peer support counseling session are exempt from the disclosure requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and makes a corresponding change in the Freedom of Information Act.