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The court may compel disclosure of information a domestic violence counselor received from a victim if it is relevant evidence to criminal proceeding pertaining to an alleged crime against the victim and its probative value outweighs potential prejudice to the victim. When deciding a claim of privilege, the court may require in chambers disclosure of the information. If the court decides the information must not be disclosed, then no person present in the judge's chambers may disclose the privileged information without consent. If the court determines information must be disclosed in accordance with the listed procedure.

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Domestic violence training for court evaluators includes how to obtain collateral information from medical records.

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A report assessing child custody and visitation rights shall include (1) a summary of a written report from any therapist treating the child for suspected child sexual abuse, reports from other professionals, and the results of any forensic medical examination and any other medical examination or treatment that could help establish or disprove whether the child has been the victim of sexual abuse, (2) any information regarding the presence of domestic violence or substance abuse in the family that has been obtained from medical personnel or records, prior or currently treating therapists, or from interviews conducted or reviewed for this evaluation.

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If a person is granted formal probation for a crime of domestic violence, the probation department shall make an investigation and take into consideration such factors such as medical history. Such information shall be provided to the batterer's program as requested.

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Upon parole of a domestic violence offender, the parole agent or officer shall conduct an initial assessment of the parolee, which information shall be provided to the batterer's program. The assessment shall include, but it not limited to, information like medical history and substance abuse history.

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(f)(2)(E) A family is eligible for temporary and permanent homeless assistance when homelessness is a direct result of domestic abuse or a medically verified physical or mental illness that is not the result of alcohol or drug addiction or psychological stress. These circumstances shall be verified by a third-party governmental or private health and human services agency; domestic violence may also be verified by the victim's sworn statement. The county welfare department shall report necessary data regarding all aid recipients to the State Department of Social Services, as requested.

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