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2.2 CAPTA, Citizen Review Panels

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Question Number 5:
09/28/2011 - Current
QuestionDo the confidentiality requirements in the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act apply to the members of citizen review panels?
Answer*Citizen review panel members are bound by the confidentiality restrictions in section 106 (c)(4)(B)(i) of CAPTA. Specifically, members and staff of a panel may not disclose identifying information about any specific child protection case to any person or government official, and may not make public other information unless authorized by State statute to do so. Further, section 106 (c)(4)(B)(ii) of CAPTA requires States to establish civil sanctions for violations of these confidentiality restrictions. States that already have civil sanctions in place for breaches of confidentiality need not enact new legislation, so long as their existing provisions encompass the CAPTA requirements.
Source/Date*ACYF-BC-PI-98-01 (1/7/98); updated 9/27/11
Legal and Related References*Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 5101 et seq.) - section 106(c)(4)(B)

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04/17/2006 - 09/28/2011
QuestionDo the confidentiality requirements in the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act apply to the members of citizen review panels?
AnswerCitizen review panel members are bound by the confidentiality restrictions in section 106 (c)(4)(B)(i) of CAPTA. Specifically, members and staff of a panel may not disclose identifying information about any specific child protection case to any person or government official, and may not make public other information unless authorized by State statute to do so. Further, section 106 (c)(4)(B)(ii) of CAPTA requires States to establish civil sanctions for violations of these confidentiality restrictions. States that already have civil sanctions in place for breaches of confidentiality need not enact new legislation, so long as their existing provisions encompass the CAPTA requirements.
Source/Date*ACYF-BC-PI-98-01 (1/7/98); updated 2/3/05
Legal and Related ReferencesChild Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 5101 et seq.) - section 106106 (b)(2)(A)(x) and (c)

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02/03/2005 - 04/17/2006
QuestionDo the confidentiality requirements in the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act apply to the members of citizen review panels?
AnswerCitizen review panel members are bound by the confidentiality restrictions in section 106 (c)(4)(B)(i) of CAPTA. Specifically, members and staff of a panel may not disclose identifying information about any specific child protection case to any person or government official, and may not make public other information unless authorized by State statute to do so. Further, section 106 (c)(4)(B)(ii) of CAPTA requires States to establish civil sanctions for violations of these confidentiality restrictions. States that already have civil sanctions in place for breaches of confidentiality need not enact new legislation, so long as their existing provisions encompass the CAPTA requirements.
Source/Date*ACYF-BC-PI-98-01 (1/7/98) (updated 2/3/05)
Legal and Related ReferencesChild Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 5101 et seq.) - section 106106 (b)(2)(A)(x) and (c)

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07/29/2001 - 02/03/2005 (Original Record)
QuestionDo the confidentiality requirements in the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act apply to the members of citizen review panels?
AnswerCitizen review panel members are bound by the confidentiality restrictions in section 106 (c)(4)(B)(i) of CAPTA. Specifically, members and staff of a panel may not disclose identifying information about any specific child protection case to any person or government official, and may not make public other information unless authorized by State statute to do so. Further, section 106 (c)(4)(B)(ii) of CAPTA requires States to establish civil sanctions for violations of these confidentiality restrictions. States that already have civil sanctions in place for breaches of confidentiality need not enact new legislation, so long as their existing provisions encompass the CAPTA requirements.
Source/DateACYF-BC-PI-98-01 (1/7/98)
Legal and Related ReferencesChild Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 5101 et seq.) - section 106106 (b)(2)(A)(x) and (c)

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