(a) A mental health professional or mental health facility may disclose the administrative information necessary for the collection of his or its fee from the client to a person authorized by the mental health professional or mental health facility for the collection of a fee from such client if the client or client representative has received a written notification that the fee is due and has failed to arrange for payment with the mental health professional or mental health facility within a reasonable time after such notification.
(b) In the event of a claim in any civil action for the collection of such a fee, no additional mental health information shall be disclosed in litigation, except to the extent necessary:
(1) To respond to a motion of the client or client representative for greater specificity; or
(2) To dispute a defense or counterclaim.
1981 Ed., § 6-2024.
1973 Ed., § 6-1625.