Alaska Statutes.
Title 8. Business and Professions
Chapter 63. Marital and Family Therapy
Section 200. Confidentiality of Communication.
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AS 08.63.200. Confidentiality of Communication.

(a) A person licensed under this chapter may not reveal to another person a communication made to the licensee by a client about a matter concerning which the client has employed the licensee in a professional capacity. This section does not apply to

(1) a case conference or case consultation with other mental health professionals at which the patient is not identified;

(2) the release of information that the client in writing authorized the licensee to reveal;

(3) information released to the board as part of a disciplinary or other proceeding;

(4) situations where the rules of evidence applicable to the psychotherapist-patient privilege allow the release of the information;

(5) a communication to a potential victim or to law enforcement officers where a threat of imminent serious physical harm to an identified victim has been made by a client; or

(6) a disclosure revealing a communication about an act that the licensee has reasonable cause to suspect constitutes unlawful or unethical conduct that would be grounds for imposition of disciplinary sanctions by a person licensed to provide health or mental health services, if the disclosure is made only to the licensing board with jurisdiction over the person who allegedly committed the act, and the disclosure is made in good faith.

(b) Notwithstanding (a) of this section, a person licensed under this chapter shall report incidents of

(1) child abuse or neglect as required by AS 47.17;

(2) harm or assaults suffered by a vulnerable adult as required by AS 47.24.

(c) Information obtained by the board under (a)(3) of this section is confidential and is not a public record for purposes of AS 40.25.110 - 40.25.140.

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