Monday, January 14, 2008

2008 WV Legislature: Modification to WV Mental Health Confidentiality Provisions

iHealthBeat (courtesy of Daily Mail) reports on proposed House Bill 4020 introduced last week before the West Virginia Legislature to modify W.Va. Code 27-3-1 authorizing the disclosure of certain mental health records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

According to the article, West Virginia is one of about 24 states that do not allow the release of records to the database. Some states have declined to participate in the federal database because of privacy concerns.

2 comments:

John said...

what i have heard that this was introduced by Rep. Rick Jones on January 22, 2007, to require that the costs and the benefits be considered when determining the necessity of new drainage projects, rather than just whether the project is "conducive to public health, convenience, or welfare." Also, to expand and revise the composition of drain district boards of determination.

JWP
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Addiction Recovery Arizona

Anonymous said...

Legislature of West Virginia is one of the 24 states that do not allow release of records. Many states have declined to participate in the federal database because of it is privacy concern. It determine to few public health convenience or welfare.
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Addiction Recovery West Virginia