When may a mental health professional use professional judgment to decide whether to share a minor patient’s treatment information with a parent?

Minors’ mental health privacy rights

OCR infographic illustrating when a mental health provider may choose not to share mental health information with the parent of a minor child.

Key Points

  • In some circumstances, a parent may not be the minor patient’s “personal representative” and may not be entitled to access minors’ mental health information.

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