Present law generally provides that all applications, certificates, records, reports and all legal documents, petitions, and records made or information received that directly or indirectly identify a child or family receiving services from the department of children's services, or that identify the person who made a report of harm, must be kept confidential and not be disclosed, except if certain exceptions apply.
However, present law also specifies certain circumstances when the department must release information. One such circumstance is when a law enforcement agency, grand jury, or court requests the records upon presentation of an appropriate court order. This bill adds to this provision that records must also be released to a district attorney general upon presentation of an appropriate court order.

Statutes affected:
Introduced: 37-5-107