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Can a mental health record be expunged if I was a minor when

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Can a mental health record be expunged if I was a minor when I had it
JA: In what state did this occur?
Customer: SC
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Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Can a mental health record be sealed or expunged in the state of SC?
Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 1 month ago.

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I'm Zoey and I'll be assisting you. I'm reviewing your question now. Please be patient while I research and compose a reply for you.

Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 1 month ago.

Mental health records cannot be expunged in South Carolina. their expungement law only applies to criminal matters.

However, medical records are medical records, and that means that they are already sealed because of HIPAA laws, which require that. They are strictly confidential and unless you authorize the disclosure of these records, they can only be opened and shared under very limited situations.

Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 1 month ago.

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