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  630.975.  Rulemaking authority — disclosure of records, when. — 1.  The director of the department of mental health shall promulgate rules, guidelines and protocols for hospitals and physicians to use to help them to identify suspicious deaths of patients, residents, or clients in the care and custody of the department of mental health.

  2.  Any hospital, physician, medical professional, mental health professional, or department of mental health facility shall disclose upon request all records, medical or social, of any client in the care and custody of the department of mental health who has died to the mental health fatality review panel established under section 630.925 to investigate the person's death.  Any legally recognized privileged communication, except that between attorney and client, shall not apply to situations involving the death of a client in the care and custody of the department of mental health.

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(L. 2007 S.B. 3)


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