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==Info by State==
 
==Info by State==
 
Every state has different procedures & laws pertaining old mental health records.
 
Every state has different procedures & laws pertaining old mental health records.
*California-[http://www.dsh.ca.gov/Hospitals/Patient_Information_Requests_FAQs.aspx of Mental Health website about Patient Information Requests] Unfortunately, due to state confidentiality laws, information that can be disclosed is strictly limited. In most cases, these confidentiality laws prevail over any request for patient records from an entity, including family member, other than the patient him/herself, even if the patient is deceased.
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*California-[http://www.dsh.ca.gov/Hospitals/PatientInfoReq-FAQ.asp of Mental Health website about Patient Information Requests] Unfortunately, due to state confidentiality laws, information that can be disclosed is strictly limited. In most cases, these confidentiality laws prevail over any request for patient records from an entity, including family member, other than the patient him/herself, even if the patient is deceased.
 
**Ancestry.com now has some records that cover 1856-1923 for Stockton, Mendocino & Sonoma State Hospitals.
 
**Ancestry.com now has some records that cover 1856-1923 for Stockton, Mendocino & Sonoma State Hospitals.
 
*Connecticut-[https://ctstatelibrary.org/RG021_008.html Norwich State Hospital records & process to view them]
 
*Connecticut-[https://ctstatelibrary.org/RG021_008.html Norwich State Hospital records & process to view them]

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