Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
Confidentiality Act. Provides that records and communications of a
recipient may be disclosed when disclosure is necessary to collect
sums or receive third party payment representing charges for mental
health or developmental disabilities services provided by a therapist
or agency to a recipient. Provides that disclosure is limited to
information needed to pursue collection and the information may not be
used for any other purposes nor may it be redisclosed except in
connection with collection activities. Effective immediately.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that whenever records are disclosed for the purposes of
collecting sums or receiving third party payment for charges for
mental health or developmental disabilities services provided by a
therapist or agency, the recipient of the records shall be advised in
writing that any person who discloses mental health records and
communications in violation of the Act is subject to the civil and
criminal penalties provided for in the Act.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0708
Last action date: JUL-19-2002
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 1
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