The Act extends the scope of privileged communications beyond the psychiatrist-patient relationship and provides for privileged communications between enumerated licensed mental health care professionals and their patients. The privilege of confidentiality extends to discussions between treating professionals to the extent such discussions involve the confidential communications of the patient.
Hanrahan, Mark V.
"EVIDENCE Witnesses Generally: Provide for Confidentiality of Certain Communications,"
Georgia State University Law Review: Vol. 12
, Article 28.
Available at: http://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol12/iss1/28