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ACT NO. 81

(H.152)

Child Abuse or Neglect; Public Disclosure

This act permits the Commissioner of Social and Rehabilitation Services to publicly disclose findings or information about a case of child abuse or neglect that has resulted in the fatality of the child, unless the prosecuting attorney requests that the commissioner withhold that information. In the event withholding is requested, the commissioner may disclose this information after completion of any criminal proceeding regarding the fatalityor the consent of the prosecuting attorney, whichever occurs first.

Effective Date: July 1, 1998