2014 Georgia Code
Title 24 - EVIDENCE
Chapter 5 - PRIVILEGES
§ 24-5-501 - Certain communications privileged

GA Code § 24-5-501 (2014) What's This?

(a) There are certain admissions and communications excluded from evidence on grounds of public policy, including, but not limited to, the following:

(1) Communications between husband and wife;

(2) Communications between attorney and client;

(3) Communications among grand jurors;

(4) Secrets of state;

(5) Communications between psychiatrist and patient;

(6) Communications between licensed psychologist and patient as provided in Code Section 43-39-16;

(7) Communications between a licensed clinical social worker, clinical nurse specialist in psychiatric/mental health, licensed marriage and family therapist, or licensed professional counselor and patient;

(8) Communications between or among any psychiatrist, psychologist, licensed clinical social worker, clinical nurse specialist in psychiatric/mental health, licensed marriage and family therapist, and licensed professional counselor who are rendering psychotherapy or have rendered psychotherapy to a patient, regarding that patient's communications which are otherwise privileged by paragraph (5), (6), or (7) of this subsection; and

(9) Communications between accountant and client as provided by Code Section 43-3-29.

(b) As used in this Code section, the term:

(1) "Psychotherapy" means the employment of psychotherapeutic techniques.

(2) "Psychotherapeutic techniques" shall have the same meaning as provided in Code Section 43-10A-3.

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