OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS
MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE
330-A:32 Privileged Communications.
The confidential relations and communications between any person licensed under provisions of this chapter and such licensee's client are placed on the same basis as those provided by law between attorney and client, and nothing in this chapter shall be construed to require any such privileged communications to be disclosed, unless such disclosure is required by a court order or allowed by federal law pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) or 42 C.F.R. Part 2. Confidential relations and communications between a client and any person working under the supervision of a person licensed under this chapter which are necessary and customary for diagnosis and treatment are privileged to the same extent as though those relations or communications were with the supervising person licensed under this chapter, unless such disclosure is required by a court order. This section shall not apply to hearings conducted pursuant to RSA 135-C:27-54 or RSA 464-A.
Source. 1998, 234:1, eff. Oct. 31, 1998. 2019, 200:1, eff. Sept. 8, 2019.