2010 Tennessee Code
Title 37 - Juveniles
Chapter 1 - Juvenile Courts and Proceedings
Part 4 - Mandatory Child Abuse Reports
37-1-411 - Evidentiary privileges not applicable to child abuse cases.

37-1-411. Evidentiary privileges not applicable to child abuse cases.

Neither the husband-wife privilege as preserved in § 24-1-201, nor the psychiatrist-patient privilege as set forth in § 24-1-207, nor the psychologist-patient privilege as set forth in § 63-11-213 is a ground for excluding evidence regarding harm or the cause of harm to a child in any dependency and neglect proceeding resulting from a report of such harm under § 37-1-403 or a criminal prosecution for severe child abuse.

[Acts 1973, ch. 81, § 1; 1977, ch. 343, § 4; T.C.A., §§ 37-1210, 37-1211; Acts 1985, ch. 478, § 20.]  

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