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      CHC 424.6     


Art. 424.6.  CASA; access to records; confidentiality

A.  The CASA volunteer shall be given access to all portions of the court record relating to proceedings pertaining to a child for whom he is assigned and to the child's family.

B.  Upon application to the court and notice to all parties, the court shall grant the CASA volunteer access to other information, including the department records as provided in R.S. 46:56, relating to the child and his family and to other matters involved in the proceeding in which he is appointed.

C.  All records and information requested or reviewed by the CASA volunteer in the course of his assignment shall be deemed confidential and shall not be disclosed by him except pursuant to court order.  Such material will only be disclosed as directed by court order and will be subject to whatever protective order the court deems appropriate.

Acts 1999, No. 275, §1, eff. July 1, 1999.

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