Apr 142015
 
 April 14, 2015  Featured News, Healthcare, Laws, U.S.

Richard Read reports:

The Oregon House unanimously passed a bill Monday that would protect the confidentiality of conversations between sexual-assault survivors and their advocates.

Legislators wrote the bill to keep information from being released by clinics including college-counseling centers, such as the University of Oregon office that gave UO lawyers therapy records of a student who sued the school, alleging she’d been raped by three basketball players in March 2014.

With certain exceptions, the bill would make communications between victims and advocates “privileged,” much as conversations between lawyers and clients, husbands and wives and priests and penitents can be held confidential.

Read more on The Oregonian.