Review and Expunction of Central Registries and Reporting Records - Puerto Rico

Date: May 2018

Right of the Reported Person to Review and Challenge Records

Citation: Ann. Laws Tit. 8, § 446d

The subject of the report shall be entitled to request in writing from the secretary of the Department of the Family a copy of the information found in the central registry referring to his or her case. The secretary or his or her designee shall furnish the information, provided this does not go against the best interests of the minor and if the necessary steps are taken to protect the confidentiality of the person who in good faith reported the case or cooperated during its investigation. If the request for information is denied, the person affected by the secretary's decision may resort to the court of appeals within 30 days of the date of notice of the final decision.

In those referrals lacking grounds, the subject of the report may request in writing that his or her name be amended or deleted from the registry within 30 days following the date of the notification that there are no grounds. The Commonwealth Center for the Protection of Minors shall have 30 days from the date of receipt of the request to act thereon. If the request is denied or the center fails to act thereon, the subject of the report shall have 30 days to file his or her petition for review with the court of appeals.

When Records Must Be Expunged

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.