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Utah Code Ann. § 58-60-509

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Substance abuse treatment information is confidential and privileged to the patient.

Disclosure With Consent

Substance abuse treatment information may be disclosed with the consent of the client, though the statute does not specify consent requirements. A parent or legal guardian may consent to disclosure on behalf of a minor; an authorized agent of the client can consent on behalf of the client.

Disclosure Without Consent

Confidential treatment information may be disclosed if required by law, specifically for mandatory reporting purposes in cases of suspect abuse or neglect of a child or vulnerable adult, or for purposes of reporting a communicable disease. Treatment information may be disclosed in an administrative, civil, or criminal proceeding if permitted by Rule 506, Utah Rules of Evidence. Finally, confidential information may be disclosed if “the disclosure is made under a generally recognized professional or ethical standard that authorizes or requires the disclosure.”

Current as of June 2015