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There is no privilege under this article as to a communication relevant to an issue concerning the mental or emotional condition of the patient if such issue has been tendered by:
(a) The patient;
(b) Any party claiming through or under the patient;
(c) Any party claiming as a beneficiary of the patient through a contract to which the patient is or was a party; or
(d) The plaintiff in an action brought under Section 376 or 377 of the Code of Civil Procedure for damages for the injury or death of the patient.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - California Code, Evidence Code - EVID § 1016 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ca/evidence-code/evid-sect-1016/
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