STATE, IN INTEREST OF S.D.B.

No. 25,255-JW.

617 So.2d 620 (1993)

STATE of Louisiana, in the Interest of S.D.B., et al.

Court of Appeal of Louisiana, Second Circuit.

Writ Granted June 25, 1993.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John Rettiger Herzog, Shreveport, for State.

Penny D. Sellers, Shreveport, for S.D.B., et al.

Clair Fox White, Shreveport, for Tammy Lee Barnes.

John Miller Shuey, Jr., Shreveport, for Vincent E. Sublett.

Before SEXTON, HIGHTOWER and WILLIAMS, JJ.


WRIT GRANTED AND MADE PEREMPTORY. Through the enactment of LSA-Ch.C. Art. 1015(3), (4) and (5) the legislature created additional exceptions to the qualified privilege between the patient and her health care provider by making the mental health of the parent and her willingness and ability to reform relevant.

The communications between TLB and the health care providers in counseling and treatment sessions arranged by the State of Louisiana are relevant to this termination of parental rights proceeding which concern allegations of parental mistreatment and allegations that the parent is now "unfit" to retain parental control and that there is no reasonable expectation of the parent's reformation in the foreseeable future.


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