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Disclosure of Confidential Child Abuse and Neglect Records
Discusses State laws detailing the officials and entities that may have access to the confidential records of child abuse and neglect reports and investigations, the circumstances under which information may be disclosed, and the appropriate use of confidential information. Public disclosure of information in cases of child abuse-related fatalities or near fatalities also is addressed. Summaries of laws for all States and U.S. territories are included.
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2013). Disclosure of confidential child abuse and neglect records. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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