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The child's counsel is charged with the representation of the child's best interests and is to gather facts and present those facts to the court. The child's counsel shall have the right to access to the child's medical, dental, mental health, and other health care records, and the right to interview, caretakers, health care providers, mental health professionals, and anyone who has assessed the child or provided care to the child. The release of this information to counsel shall not constitute a waiver of the confidentiality of the reports.

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(a) Whenever a patient is committed to the State Department of State Hospitals, a director of a state hospital or a clinician (defined as a state licensed mental health professional working within the State Department of State Hospitals who has received, and is current in, California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System training) shall obtain the state summary criminal history information for the patient. The information shall be used to assess the violence risk of a patient, to assess the appropriate placement of a patient, for treatment purposes of a patient, for use in preparing periodic reports as required by statute, or to determine the patient's progress or fitness for release. The state summary criminal history information shall be placed in the patient's confidential file for the duration of his or her commitment. … (d) Information obtained pursuant to this section shall not be used for any purposes other than those described in subdivision (a). … (g) State summary criminal history information secured pursuant to this section shall remain confidential and access shall be limited to the director of the state hospital or the clinician. Within 30 days of discharge from the state hospital, the state summary criminal history information shall be removed from the patient's file and destroyed.

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If a psychiatrist and psychologist have both treated a person admitted for 72 hour treatment and evaluation, the person may only be released early if the two mental health professionals consult with each other. In the event of disagreements, the 72 hour hold shall be maintained unless the director of the medical facility overrules the decision in favor of early release.

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A licensed mental health professional conducting the evaluation must personally examine the minor and conduct appropriate screenings, testing, and assessments. The evaluator must prepare and submit a report to the court including her findings and recommendations.

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