Disclosure of Confidential Child Abuse and Neglect Records - Guam

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Confidentiality of Records

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 19, § 13210

Any information received pursuant to this article that could identify a subject of the report or the person making the report shall be confidential.

Persons or Entities Allowed Access to Records

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 19, § 13210

Information received pursuant to this article may be released on a need-to-know basis and only as necessary to serve and protect the child, to the following:

  • Multidisciplinary teams established to assist in the disposition of cases
  • A court when it is necessary for determination of an issue before it
  • Grand juries when connected with the prosecution of a child abuse and neglect case
  • Properly constituted authorities or agencies, both military and governmental, investigating a report of known or suspected child abuse or neglect or providing services to a child or family relating to a known or suspected case of child abuse or neglect, including police departments, prosecutors, and attorneys general
  • A physician who suspects that a child is being abused or neglected
  • Any agency or individual authorized, contracted, or licensed to diagnose, care, or treat a child who is the subject of a report of abuse or neglect
  • A person who is responsible for the welfare of a child, including, but not limited to, a guardian ad litem, an attorney for the child, and a permanent foster or adoptive parent
  • A duly authorized official of the department
  • A victim or alleged victim of child abuse, the parents of a victim or alleged victim, or a perpetrator or alleged perpetrator of child abuse, after a court proceeding has been initiated regarding the abuse

When Public Disclosure of Records is Allowed

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Use of Records for Employment Screening

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.