38 CFR 1.491 - Confidential communications.

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§ 1.491 Confidential communications.
(a) A court order under §§ 1.490 through 1.499 of this part may authorize disclosure of confidential communications made by a patient to a treatment program in the course of diagnosis, treatment, or referral for treatment only if:
(1) The disclosure is necessary to protect against an existing threat to life or of serious bodily injury, including circumstances which constitute suspected child abuse and neglect and verbal threats against third parties;
(2) The disclosure is necessary in connection with investigation or prosecution of an extremely serious crime, such as one which directly threatens loss of life or serious bodily injury, including homicide, rape, kidnapping, armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, or child abuse and neglect; or
(3) The disclosure is in connection with litigation or an administrative proceeding in which the patient offers testimony or other evidence pertaining to the content of the confidential communications.
(b) [Reserved]
(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 7334)

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  • 2015-04-27; vol. 80 # 80 - Monday, April 27, 2015
    1. 80 FR 23239 - Updating Certain Delegations of Authority in VA Medical Regulations
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      Final rule.
      Effective date: This final rule is effective April 27, 2015.
      38 CFR Parts 1 and 17

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Title 38 published on 2014-07-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 38 CFR Part 1 after this date.

  • 2015-04-27; vol. 80 # 80 - Monday, April 27, 2015
    1. 80 FR 23239 - Updating Certain Delegations of Authority in VA Medical Regulations
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
      Final rule.
      Effective date: This final rule is effective April 27, 2015.
      38 CFR Parts 1 and 17