Mental Health

Overview of mental health experts:
mental health

Inquire of the victim about psych treatment, post-assault, and prior to assault; TC: get records if relevant (but if TC gets waiver of the privilege, it is waived for all purposes, & discoverable)

— see, The Prosecutor’s Guide to Mental Health Disorders.

DC: seek mental health records in the appropriate case.

–MRE 513, Psychiatrist-patient privilege contains procedures for obtaining and protecting mental health records. See Combined Deskbook vol. 3-tab R,IX.G.