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NO. 81. AN ACT RELATING TO CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION ABOUT A FATALITY OF A CHILD.

(H.152)

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1. 33 V.S.A. § 306(c) is added to read:

(c) The commissioner may publicly disclose the findings or information about any case of child abuse or neglect that has resulted in the fatality of a child, including information obtained under chapter 49 of this title, unless the state's attorney or attorney general who is investigating or prosecuting any matter involving the fatality requests the commissioner to withhold disclosure, in which case the commissioner shall not disclose any information until completion of any criminal proceedings involving the fatality or the state's attorney or attorney general consents to disclosure, whichever occurs earlier.

Approved: April 8, 1998