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181.973 Employee peer counseling debriefing.

A person engaged in a public safety peer counseling debriefing shall not, without the permission of the person being debriefed, be allowed to disclose any information or opinion which the peer group member has acquired during the debriefing. However, this does not prohibit a peer counselor from disclosing information the peer counselor reasonably believes indicates that the person may be a danger to self or others, if the information is used only for the purpose of eliminating the danger to the person or others. Any information or opinion disclosed in violation of this paragraph is not admissible as evidence in any personnel or occupational licensing matter involving the person being debriefed.

For purposes of this paragraph, "public safety peer counseling debriefing" means a group process oriented debriefing session held for peace officers, firefighters, medical emergency persons, dispatchers, or other persons involved with public safety emergency services, that is established by any agency providing public safety emergency services and is designed to help a person who has suffered an occupation-related traumatic event begin the process of healing and effectively dealing with posttraumatic stress.

HIST: 1995 c 259 art 1 s 38

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