Thursday, November 14, 2013

Update: Disclosure of Confidential Child Abuse and Neglect Records

Series: State Statutes
Author(s): Child Welfare Information Gateway
Year Published: 2013
 Current Through June 2013
(PDF - 651 KB)
This factsheet discusses State laws detailing the officials and entities that may have access to the confidential records of child abuse and neglect reports and investigations, the circumstances under which information may be disclosed, and the appropriate use of confidential information. Public disclosure of information in cases of child abuse-related fatalities or near fatalities also is addressed. Summaries of laws for all States and U.S. territories are included.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Confidentiality of Records
Persons or Entities Allowed Access to Records
When Public Disclosure of Records Is Allowed
Use of Records for Employment Screening
Summaries of State Laws

To access the statutes for a specific State or territory, visit the State Statutes Search. 
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