November 13, 2008, Introduced by Rep. Meisner and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
A bill to amend 1964 PA 155, entitled
"Circuit court family counseling services act,"
by amending section 9 (MCL 551.339), as amended by 1996 PA 7.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 9. (1) Except as provided in subsection (2), a
communication between a counselor in the family counseling service
and a person who is counseled is confidential. The secrecy of the
communication shall be preserved inviolate as a privileged
communication which privilege cannot be waived. The communication
shall not be admitted in evidence in any proceedings. The same
protection shall be given to communications between spouses and
counselors to whom they have been referred by the court or the
court's family counseling service. For purposes of this section,
privileged communications include psychological evaluations and
(2) A family referred by the court with custody or parenting
time problems whose adult members sign an agreement indicating the
purpose of the referral is exempt from subsection (1). A report of
an evaluation of those families shall be submitted to the court
with indicated recommendations.
Enacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect
unless all of the following bills of the 94th Legislature are
enacted into law:
(a) Senate Bill No.____ or House Bill No. 6659(request no.
(b) Senate Bill No.____ or House Bill No. 6660(request no.
(c) Senate Bill No.____ or House Bill No. 6661(request no.
(d) Senate Bill No.____ or House Bill No. 6663(request no.
(e) Senate Bill No.____ or House Bill No. 6664(request no.