Any person who willfully (1) files or causes to be filed a certificate or petition under the Nebraska Mental Health Commitment Act or the Sex Offender Commitment Act, knowing any of the allegations thereof to be false, (2) deprives a subject of any of the rights granted the subject by either act or section 83-390, or (3) breaches the confidentiality of records required by section 71-961 shall be guilty of a Class II misdemeanor in addition to any civil liability which he or she may incur for such actions.
Source:Laws 1976, LB 806, § 79; Laws 1977, LB 41, § 63; Laws 2000, LB 884, § 22; R.S.Supp.,2002, § 83-1069; Laws 2004, LB 1083, § 82; Laws 2006, LB 1199, § 53.
Sex Offender Commitment Act, see section 71-1201.
The Nebraska Mental Health Commitment Act provides for a criminal penalty for any person who willfully breaches the confidentiality of records as required by section 83-1068, in addition to any civil liability which may be incurred by such acts. In re Interest of Michael M., 6 Neb. App. 560, 574 N.W.2d 774 (1998).