Current Status Bill Number:
262Type of Legislation: Joint Resolution JRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19950110Primary Sponsor: McConnellAll Sponsors: McConnell, Courtney, Leventis, Rankin, RoseDrafted Document Number: DKA\3515AC.95Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: General Committee 08 SGSubject: Child abuse cases
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19950110 Introduced, read first time, 08 SG referred to Committee Senate 19941114 Prefiled, referred to Committee 08 SGView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO PROVIDE THAT THE NAMES, ADDRESSES, AND ALL OTHER IDENTIFYING CHARACTERISTICS OF PERSONS NAMED IN REPORTS OF CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT THAT ARE UNFOUNDED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES BEFORE JANUARY 1, 1993, MAY BE USED ONLY FOR AUDITING AND STATISTICAL PURPOSES AND MUST BE DESTROYED IMMEDIATELY AFTER THIS USE OF THE INFORMATION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The names, addresses, and all other identifying characteristics of persons named in reports of child abuse or neglect that are unfounded, whether or insufficient evidence or for want of an investigation, by the Department of Social Services before January 1, 1993, may be used only for auditing and statistical purposes. All identifying information contained in these unfounded reports must be destroyed immediately after use of the information for auditing and statistical purposes; however, all information in such report which is unnecessary for auditing and statistical purposes must be destroyed immediately and the remaining information must be kept strictly confidential until used for auditing and statistical purposes. Notwithstanding Section 20-7-690 of the 1976 Code or another provision of law, no information contained in unfounded reports may be disclosed under any circumstances.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.