350-1.4 Confidentiality. (a) All reports to the department concerning child abuse or neglect made pursuant to this chapter, as well as all records of such reports, are confidential. The director may adopt rules, pursuant to chapter 91, to provide for the confidentiality of reports and records and for the authorized disclosure of reports and records. Any person who intentionally makes an unauthorized disclosure of a report or record of a report made to the department shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

(b) Every reasonable good faith effort shall be made by the department to maintain the confidentiality of the name of a reporter who requests that the reporter's name be confidential.

(c) Notwithstanding subsection (a) and section 346-10, the director may adopt rules pursuant to chapter 91 to provide for the release of information required by federal statute or regulation. [L 1987, c 204, 2; am L 1999, c 34, 2]


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