We were recently published by the ACFLS Family Law Specialist, for our work on a research article: Clash in Public Policy: Rights of Privacy in Psychotherapeutic/Patient and Physician/Patient Privileges vs. Best Interests of Children.
In the article, we discuss the struggle when trying to balance the protection of a child and protecting the privacy rights of a parent or guardian. When regarding cases involving a parent’s mental illness substance abuse, or physical ailments, the courts will want to side with what is in the best interest of the child. But disclosing this information can be a violation of that individual’s rights to privacy and creates a conflict.
You can read the entire article here.