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Consent to Treatment and release of medical records

On October 8, 2019, the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) hosted a statewide webinar to discuss Act 147 of 2004, Mental Health Treatment – Consent to Treatment, Release of Medical Records. The recording of the webinar, along with supporting documentation, can be found here. A frequently asked questions document is also being created and will be available upon completion.

Act 147 has elicited many questions and discussions across our mental health and school-based services committees. We recommend you share this information with your program leadership, perhaps as part of training. We will continue to review Act 147 in our work groups and report out on information and activities as warranted.

If you have any questions or feedback, please submit them to this email and copy RCPA Children’s Division Director Jim Sharp on the correspondence.