Psych Crime Reporter

December 18, 2012

Indiana board reprimands psychologist Pamela Christy

Filed under: Uncategorized — Psych Crime Reporter @ 5:20 pm

On September 18, 2012, the Indiana State Psychological Board issued a letter of reprimand on Pamela Christy, Ph.D. for failure to turn over the treatment records of two minor patients to their father.

Christy had treated the father and his two daughters and their mother, following the divorce of the parents.

Between December 2009 and October 2010, Christy provided individual, joint and family therapy to the family.

In November 2009, the court granted the mother sole legal custody and primary physical custody of the children.

In late November 2010, the father requested Christy release his daughters’ mental health records.

Christy denied the request, citing that there was no provision in the law which required her to do so. However, the Board pointed out that Indiana Code § 16-39-2-9(b)(1) states that “a custodial parent and a noncustodial parent…have equal access to the child’s mental health records unless a court has issued and order that limits the noncustodial parent’s access….”

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