1988 Texas Attorney General Reports and Opinions 4034 (1988)

handle is hein.sag/sagtx0032 and id is 1 raw text is: THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
OF TEXAS
January 5, 1988

JIM MATTOX
ATTORNEY GENERAL

Honorable George Pierce
Chairman
Urban Affairs Committee
Texas House of Representatives
P. 0. Box 2910
Austin, Texas 78769

Opinion No. JM-838
Re:   Whether police chief
may see results of psycho-
logical   evaluation   of
police officer given under
civil service requirement
(RQ-1260)

Dear Representative Pierce:
You have submitted to this office a letter asking:
Is it a violation of the doctor-patient
privilege  for a   qualified   psychological
examiner to release information on a psycho-
logical evaluation of a Police Officer to
the Chief of Police if the Officer will not
sign a release?
You provided the following background information:
Currently, civil service law and the
collective bargaining. agreement    in   San
Antonio allow the Chief of Police to require
an Officer to submit to a psychological
evaluation or treatment at any time to be
performed at the city's expense by a quali-
fied psychologist, psychiatrist, counselor
or therapist chosen by the city.    However,
it is not clear if the Chief is able to
obtain information regarding such treatment

p. 4034

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