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California court restores case by therapists on porn privacy

Dec. 26, 2019 5:33 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Supreme Court revived a long-running debate Thursday when it reinstated a lawsuit over whether psychotherapists must tell authorities when patients report they are attracted to child pornography. Lower courts had tossed out the lawsuit by three therapists who argued...

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Correction: Psychiatric Units-Suicide Prevention story

Dec. 11, 2019 12:12 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about changes inside hospital psychiatric units, The Associated Press incorrectly described the standards and requirements of The Joint Commission, an accrediting agency. It introduced new safety guidelines and called for assessments for suicide risks, but the...