Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act. Provides that records and communications may be disclosed when a therapist determines that certain disclosures are necessary to initiate or continue civil commitment or involuntary treatment proceedings (instead of only civil commitment proceedings). Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Further amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act. Provides that neither the Governor nor any agency or agency head under the jurisdiction of the Governor has any rulemaking authority under the amendatory Act, but that the Governor may suggest rules by filing them with the General Assembly and requesting that the General Assembly authorize such rulemaking by law, enact the suggested rules into law, or take other appropriate action in the General Assembly's discretion.