HB17-1183 - Mental Health Professional Disclosures Repeal Effect Clause

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning the repeal of the condition required to be satisfied for a provision of law governing the disclosure of communications with mental health professionals to take effect.

In 2016, the general assembly enacted House Bill 16-1063, which allows mental health professionals to disclose to school and school district personnel and law enforcement agencies communications with a client if the client makes statements or exhibits behaviors that create an articulable and significant threat against a school or its occupants. The effect of the legislation was contingent on receipt from the secretary of the federal department of health and human services (HHS) of an exception to the privacy rule under the federal 'Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996' (HIPAA).

The state received notice from HHS that the legislation is not contrary to the HIPAA privacy rule and therefore does not qualify for an exception. Accordingly, the bill repeals the contingency provision.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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Senate Committees

Latest update: April 6, 2017
04/06/2017 - Governor Signed
04/04/2017 - Sent to the Governor
04/04/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
04/04/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/28/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/27/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/23/2017 - Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 03/27/2017 - No Amendments
03/22/2017 - Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/21/2017 - Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
03/20/2017 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/10/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
03/07/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/06/2017 - House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/01/2017 - House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
02/13/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Education