Bill Status of SB1186 98th General Assembly
Short Description: MENTAL HEALTH CONFIDENTIALITY
Sen. Heather A. Steans
| 1/13/2015||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act. Defines "business associate", "covered entity", "facility", "health information exchange" ("HIE"), "HIE purposes", "HIPAA", "integrated health system", and "interdisciplinary team" and changes the definition of "confidential communication" and "record". Provides that an HIE, person, therapist, facility, agency, interdisciplinary team, integrated health system, business associate, or covered entity may, without a recipient's consent, use, disclose, or redisclose information from a recipient's record to certain entities for specified purposes. Provides that a recipient may opt-out of having his or her record disclosed. Makes corresponding changes throughout the rest of the Act.