The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland (ACLU) supports HB 1392 / SB 864, which clarifies that the Office of the Public Defender (OPD) has the right to access patients’ medical files in advance of those patients’ involuntary commitment hearings, competency release hearings, and Not Criminally Responsible release hearings (collectively “the hearings”).

Sponsors

Delegates Lam, Branch, Gutierrez, McComas, and Morhaim, Senators Kelley, Conway, Currie, Ferguson, Guzzone, Madaleno, McFadden, Middleton, Muse, Nathan-Pulliam, Oaks, Robinson, Rosapepe, Smith, and Young

Status

Won: new law

Session

2018

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