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Florida Statutes § 456.059

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“Confidential communications and exceptions under the regulation and professions and occupations law”

Communications between a patient and a psychiatrist is confidential and must not be disclosed except upon the request of the patient or the patient’s legal representative. The psychiatrist may disclose patient communications to the extent necessary to warn any potential victim or to communicate the threat to a law enforcement agency. A psychiatrist is not liable for disclosing a threat pursuant to this law.

Related laws:

Florida Statutes § 90.503

Florida Statutes § 394.455

Florida Statutes § 456.057


Current as of June 2015