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Disclosure of Certain Information - N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 135-C:19-a

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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 family member involved in providing care to the patient, provided that disclosure is limited to information relating to any medication the patient is on, and “treatment plans and goals and behavioral management strategies to a family member or other person”
·         In connection with a person that has been involuntarily committed, a receiving facility may request information from a provider that previously served the patient; an attempt should be made to secure patient consent first
·         To an “interdisciplinary committee designated by the governor to review child fatalities, information which is relevant to a case of suicide or traumatic fatal injury under review by such committee;” patient-identifying information may not be redisclosed

Current as of June 2015