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

Date: May 2018


Citation: Ann. Laws Tit. 8, § 444d(a)

A central registry shall be established as a component of the Commonwealth Center for the Protection of Minors.


Citation: Ann. Laws Tit. 8, § 444d(a)

This central registry shall be organized:

  • To allow identification of prior referrals and prior protection cases and the status thereof
  • To analyze periodically the statistical data and any other information that may allow assessment of the effectiveness of service programs


Citation: Ann. Laws Tit. 8, § 444d(a)

The central registry shall contain but shall not be limited to:

  • All information in any written report confirming abuse, institutional abuse, neglect, and institutional neglect
  • The services offered and accepted
  • The rehabilitation treatment plan
  • The name, date, and other data regarding any person who requests or receives information from the central registry
  • Any other information that may be useful to achieve the purposes of this chapter


This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.