SEC. 41-30-33. Confidentiality of records; conditions for disclosure.
(1) The registration and other records of services by approved treatment facilities, whether in-patient, intermediate or out-patient, authorized by this chapter, shall remain confidential, and information which has been entered in the records shall be considered privileged information.
(2) No part of the records shall be disclosed without the consent of the person to whom it pertains, but appropriate disclosure may be made without such consent to treatment personnel for use in connection with his treatment and to counsel representing the person in any proceeding held pursuant to Title 41, Chapter 31, Mississippi Code of 1972. Disclosure may also be made without consent upon court order for purposes unrelated to treatment after application showing good cause therefor. In determining whether there is good cause for disclosure, the court shall weigh the need for the information to be disclosed against the possible harm of disclosure to the person to whom such information pertains.
SOURCES: Laws, 1974, ch. 562, Sec. 11, eff from and after July 1, 1974.