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(3) Refuse to provide the information requested based upon the responsible professional’s determination that the next of kin or family member or designee does not have a legitimate need for the information requested.
(m) The Commission for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services shall adopt rules specifically to define the legitimate role referred to in subsections (j), (k), and (l) of this section.