1988 Texas Attorney General Reports and Opinions 4034 (1988)

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


Honorable George Pierce
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

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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