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8.4E TITLE IV-E, General Title IV-E Requirements, Confidentiality

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Question Number 3:
06/11/2013 - Current
QuestionIs any information contained in the child welfare record protected from redisclosure by a court in accordance with title IV-E confidentiality requirements?
Answer*No. The prohibition covers information that is gained from the child welfare agency. The provisions of confidentiality of information cannot be extended to information that the court has gained from sources other than the child welfare agency.

For example, if the police, school officials, or some other party refers a child to the child welfare agency, the child welfare agency must treat information about the referral as confidential. If the child welfare agency informed the court about this referral, court redisclosure of this information would result in the agency's violation of the plan requirements under title IV-E. If the police, the school official, or some other party went to the court directly, then the confidentiality provisions would not apply. If the court became aware of the police, the school, or other party involvement through a source other than the child welfare agency, the confidentiality provisions in Section 471(a)(8) of the Social Security Act and 45 CFR 205.50 would not apply.

Source/Date*ACYF-CB-PIQ-95-02 (6/7/95) (revised 6/6/13)
Legal and Related ReferencesSocial Security Act - section 471 (a)(8); 45 CFR 205.50

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09/15/2000 - 06/11/2013 (Original Record)
QuestionIs any information contained in the child welfare record protected from redisclosure by a court in accordance with title IV-E confidentiality requirements?
AnswerNo. The prohibition covers information that is gained from the child welfare agency. The provisions of confidentiality of information cannot be extended to information that the court has gained from sources other than the child welfare agency.

For example, if the police, school officials, or some other party refers a child to the child welfare agency, the child welfare agency must treat information about the referral as confidential. If the child welfare agency informed the court about this referral, court redisclosure of this information would result in the State''s violation of the State plan requirements under title IV-E. If the police, the school official, or some other party went to the court directly, then the confidentiality provisions would not apply. If the court became aware of the police, the school, or other party involvement through a source other than the child welfare agency, the confidentiality provisions in Section 471(a)(8) of the Social Security Act and 45 CFR 205.50 would not apply.

Source/DateACYF-CB-PIQ-95-02 (6/7/95)
Legal and Related ReferencesSocial Security Act - section 471 (a)(8); 45 CFR 205.50

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