Disclosure of Confidential Child Abuse and Neglect Records - Northern Mariana Islands

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Confidentiality of Records

Citation: Commonwealth Code Tit. 6, § 5325

All written reports, as well as any other information obtained concerning alleged instances of child abuse or neglect, shall be confidential and shall only be made available to persons listed below.

Persons or Entities Allowed Access to Records

Citation: Commonwealth Code Tit. 6, § 5325

Reports shall only be made available to the following:

  • An official of the Division of Youth Services for performing their duties
  • A physician who reasonably suspects that a child may be abused or neglected
  • A guardian ad litem for the child
  • A court of competent jurisdiction
  • The Department of Health and Human Services and the Comptroller General of the United States or any of their representatives

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.