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Tenn. Code Ann. § 33-3-105 - Disclosure of Confidential Information Without Consent for Recipients of Mental Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services

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Confidential information about recipients of mental health and intellectual and developmental disability services may be disclosed without consent of the service recipient under the following circumstances:

  •         Disclosure is necessary to carry out required duties;
  •         Disclosure is necessary to assure service or care to the recipient;
  •         After a hearing, a court orders that disclosure is necessary for the conduct of proceedings before it;
  •         The information is about the a residential service recipient’s overall medical condition, contains no clinical details, and is sought by a residential service recipient’s family, conservator, legal guardian, guardian ad litem, foster parents or friends;
  •         Exchange of information is necessary for continuity of service when a recipient moves from one service provider to another; or
  •         A custodial agent for a state agency with legal custody of the service recipient requires the information to perform the agent’s duties properly.

Current as of June 2015