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House File 2454

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  1  1    Section 1.  Section 622.10, subsections 1 and 5, Code 1999,
  1  2 are amended to read as follows:
  1  3    1.  A practicing attorney, counselor, physician, surgeon,
  1  4 physician assistant, advanced registered nurse practitioner,
  1  5 mental health professional, or the stenographer or
  1  6 confidential clerk of any such person, who obtains information
  1  7 by reason of the person's employment, or a member of the
  1  8 clergy or a person providing critical incident stress
  1  9 management shall not be allowed, in giving testimony, to
  1 10 disclose any confidential communication properly entrusted to
  1 11 the person in the person's professional capacity, and
  1 12 necessary and proper to enable the person to discharge the
  1 13 functions of the person's office according to the usual course
  1 14 of practice or discipline.
  1 15    5.  For the purposes of this section, "mental:
  1 16    a.  "Critical incident" means an extraordinary event that
  1 17 results in acute or cumulative psychological stress or trauma.
  1 18    b.  "Critical incident stress management" means a process
  1 19 of crisis intervention designed to assist emergency services
  1 20 personnel and victims of disasters and other extraordinary
  1 21 events in coping with the psychological trauma resulting from
  1 22 a critical incident.
  1 23    c.  "Critical incident stress management team" means the
  1 24 group of one or more volunteers who provides critical incident
  1 25 stress management services in response to a particular
  1 26 critical incident.
  1 27    d.  "Mental health professional" means a psychologist
  1 28 licensed under chapter 154B, a registered nurse licensed under
  1 29 chapter 152, a social worker licensed under chapter 154C, a
  1 30 marital and family therapist licensed under chapter 154D, a
  1 31 mental health counselor licensed under chapter 154D, or an
  1 32 individual holding at least a master's degree in a related
  1 33 field as deemed appropriate by the board of behavioral science
  1 34 examiners.
  1 35    Sec. 2.  Section 622.10, Code 1999, is amended by adding
  2  1 the following new subsection:
  2  2    NEW SUBSECTION.  7.  The fact that a member of a critical
  2  3 incident stress management team may receive nominal
  2  4 compensation not based upon the value of the services provided
  2  5 shall not negate the privilege in subsection 1.  
  2  6 HF 2454
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