Rule 507. Counselor-client privilege
A professional counselor or a marriage and family therapist licensed by the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists under ORS 675.715 (Application) shall not be examined in a civil or criminal court proceeding as to any communication given the counselor or therapist by a client in the course of a noninvestigatory professional activity when such communication was given to enable the counselor or the therapist to aid the client, except:
(1) When the client or those persons legally responsible for the affairs of the client give consent to the disclosure. If both parties to a marriage have obtained marital and family therapy by a licensed marital and family therapist or a licensed counselor, the therapist or counselor shall not be competent to testify in a domestic relations action other than child custody action concerning information acquired in the course of the therapeutic relationship unless both parties consent;
(2) When the client initiates legal action or makes a complaint against the licensed professional counselor or licensed marriage and family therapist to the board;
(3) When the communication reveals the intent to commit a crime or harmful act; or
(4) When the communication reveals that a minor is or is suspected to be the victim of crime, abuse or neglect. [1989 c.721 §20]
Note: 40.262 (Rule 507. Counselor-client privilege) was added to and made a part of 40.010 (Rule 100. Short title) to 40.585 (Rule 1008. Functions of court and jury) by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
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