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Clinical records: Contents; confidentiality - Nev. Rev. Stat. §433A.360

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Records and information relating to the mental health of an individual are confidential and privileged to the patient, and may only be disclosed in accordance with the statute.
Disclosure With Consent:
A patient, the patient’s parent if he or she is a minor, a patient’s guardian, may consent to the disclosure of information relating to their mental health in writing.
Disclosure Without Consent:
Mental health information may be disclosed without a patient’s consent under the following circumstances:
·         To a staff member of an agency or division that has been established pursuant to the Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 or the Protection and Advocacy for Mentally Ill Individuals Act of 1986, provided that the Administrator considers the disclosure to be necessary for treatment purposes
·         For purposes of making a claim for aid or insurance
·         To the staff of a state agency in connection with suspected abuse or neglect
Disclosure Pursuant to Court Order:
Confidential information may be disclosed pursuant to a court order.

Current as of June 2015