The Pennsylvania Superior Court has carved out an exception to the discovery of mental health records in C.L. v. M.P., Pa. Super., decided July 8, 2020. In the majority opinion authored by retired President Judge Emeritus F. Correale Stevens, the court held that a parent’s mental health records could be reviewed by the guardian ad litem appointed to the child despite the confidentiality provisions of the Mental Health Procedures Act. Judge Deborah A. Kunselman filed a dissenting opinion.
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