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      CHC 1417     


Art. 1417.  Court records

A.  Each court shall keep a record of the cases relating to minors with mental illness coming before it under this Title and the disposition of them.  It shall also keep on file the original petition and certificates of physicians required by this Chapter, or a microfilm duplicate of such records.

B.  All records maintained in the courts under the provisions of this Article shall be sealed and available only to the respondent or his attorney unless the court, after a hearing held with notice to the respondent, determines such records should be disclosed to a petitioner for cause shown.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §14, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 2014, No. 811, §33, eff. June 23, 2014.

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