Establishment and Maintenance of Central Registries for Child Abuse or Neglect Reports - Maine

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Establishment

Citation: Rev. Stat. Tit. 22, § 4004(2)(A)

The Department of Human Services shall receive reports of abuse and neglect and suspicious child deaths.

Purpose

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Contents

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Maintenance

Citation: Rev. Stat. Tit. 22, § 4008(5)

The department shall retain unsubstantiated child protective services cases records for no more than 18 months following a finding of unsubstantiation unless a new referral has been received within the 18-month retention period.

Unsubstantiated child protective services records of persons who were eligible for Medicaid services under the Federal Social Security Act, title XIX, at the time of the investigation may be retained for up to 5 years for the sole purpose of State and Federal audits of the Medicaid program. Unsubstantiated child protective services case records retained for audit purposes pursuant to this subsection must be stored separately from other child protective services records and may not be used for any other purpose.