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      RS 24:936     

  

§936. Registry

            A.(1) The office of behavioral health of the Louisiana Department of Health, with the advice of the council, shall, through contract, establish and maintain a registry of individuals who provide mental health or medical services for rehabilitation of sex offenders.

            (2) The office, upon recommendation and advice of the council, by rule, shall develop procedures and eligibility requirements for registration.

            (3) The office, upon recommendation and advice of the council, may establish a reasonable fee for registration to cover the costs of administering the registry.

            (4) The office shall be responsible to have prepared annually a list of the treatment providers registered under this Section. The council, by rule, shall establish procedures for developing and distributing the list. The office, on request, shall be responsible for making the list available for a reasonable fee to cover the costs of printing and distribution.

            B.(1) In furtherance of the purpose of this Chapter, the Department of Children and Family Services shall maintain a central registry in accordance with Children's Code Art. 616.

            (2) In furtherance of the purpose of this Chapter, the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, office of state police, bureau of criminal identification and information shall maintain a registry of all cases of convictions of criminal sex offenses against children. Such sex offenses are those specified in R.S. 24:932(3)(a). The records of these convictions shall not be subject to expungement. The purpose of such registry is to fulfill the requirements of the Louisiana Child Protection Act as provided in R.S. 15:587.1.

            Acts 1993, No. 484, §2, eff. June 10, 1993; Acts 1994, 3rd Ex. Sess., No. 56, §1, eff. July 7, 1994; Acts 1995, No. 625, §2, eff. June 19, 1995; Acts 1995, No. 1251, §1; Acts 1999, No. 848, §1; Acts 2009, No. 384, §5, eff. July 1, 2010.

            NOTE: SEE ACTS 1995, NO. 625, §3.



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