This relates to a court decision and has meant that if a person is in danger from a person with mental health issues they must be told as well as the police.

TARASOFF DECISION: "The Tarasoff decision means that therapists must tell police if a patient is a danger to another person."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "TARASOFF DECISION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/tarasoff-decision/ (accessed November 24, 2017).