Confidential Clergy Communications Privilege Statutes: New York

Confidential Clergy Communications Statutes

New York Confidential Clergy Communications Privilege Statute

CONSOLIDATED LAWS OF NEW YORK

Civil Practice Law and Rules.

Chapter Eight Of the Consolidated Laws

Article 45. Evidence.

  • 4505. Confidential communication to clergy privileged.Unless the person confessing or confiding waives the privilege, a clergyman, or other minister of any religion or duly accredited Christian Science practitioner, shall not be allowed disclose a confession or confidence made to him in his professional character as spiritual advisor.