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

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Establishment

Citation: Ann. Code § 41-3-202(6)

The Department of Public Health and Human Services shall maintain a record system.

Purpose

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Contents

Citation: Ann. Code § 41-3-202(6)

The system shall contain records documenting investigations and determinations of child abuse and neglect cases.

Maintenance

Citation: Ann. Code § 41-3-202(5)(c)

If the report is unsubstantiated, all of the records, except for medical records, concerning the unsubstantiated report and the investigation shall be destroyed within 30 days after the end of the 3-year period starting from the date the report was determined to be unsubstantiated, unless:

  • There had been a previous or there is a subsequent substantiated report concerning the same person.
  • An order has been issued under this chapter based on the circumstances surrounding the initial allegations.