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"Consent not required for disclosure, when" - Conn. Gen. Stat. § 52-146fe et seq.

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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, or a patient’s authorized representative, may consent to the disclosure of information relating to their mental health. The consent authorization must specify the intended recipient of the disclosed information, and the intended use of the information. A patient or a patient’s authorized representative may withdraw consent in writing.
Disclosure Without Consent:
Mental health information may be disclosed without a patient’s consent under the following circumstances:
·      Between providers for treatment purposes, provided that the patient is informed of the disclosure
·      In connection with an involuntary commitment
·      To certain agencies for the purpose of collecting fees for delivered services
·      To the Commissioner of Public Health for purposes of investigating an institution
·      To the family member of a homicide victim if the patient was found not guilty by reason of insanity for the crime
Disclosure Pursuant to Court Order:
Information may be disclosed pursuant to court order in an application for appointment of a conservator, or in a civil proceeding where the patient’s mental or emotional state is an element of the claim or defense

Current as of June 2015