Code of the District of Columbia

§ 7–1204.02. Civil commitment proceedings; extreme risk protection orders.

Mental health information may be disclosed by a mental health professional when and to the extent necessary to:

(1) Initiate or seek civil commitment proceedings under § 21-541; or

(2) Request an extreme risk protection order under subchapter X of Chapter 25 of this title.


(Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-136, § 402, 25 DCR 5055; Apr. 27, 2021, D.C. Law 23-274, § 101(a), 68 DCR 001034.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 6-2032.

1973 Ed., § 6-1629.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 3(a) of Omnibus Public Safety and Justice Emergency Amendment Act of 2021 (D.C. Act 24-25, Feb. 26, 2021, 68 DCR 002604).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 3(a) of Firearms Safety Omnibus Clarification Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Act 23-342, July 27, 2020, 67 DCR 9368).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 3(a) of Firearms Safety Omnibus Clarification Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Act 23-297, May 1, 2020, 67 DCR 5037).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 3(a) of Firearms Safety Omnibus Clarification Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-103, July 24, 2019, 66 DCR 9738).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2(a) of Firearms Safety Omnibus Clarification Emergency Amendment Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-49, May 16, 2019, 66 DCR 6310).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 days) amendment of this section, see § 3(a) of Firearms Safety Omnibus Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Law 23-123, Aug. 6, 2020, 67 DCR 5103).

For temporary (225 days) amendment of this section, see § 3(a) of Firearms Safety Omnibus Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 2019 (D.C. Law 23-17, Sept. 11, 2019, 66 DCR 8741).