CHC 525     

Art. 525.  Confidentiality policy; exceptions

A.  The files, reports, records, communications, working papers or videotaped interviews used or developed in providing services under this Chapter are confidential and not subject to the public records, R.S. 44:1 et seq.  Disclosure may only be made to a member of a multidisciplinary investigative team who is engaged in the investigation of a particular case and who needs access to the information in order to perform his duties for purposes consistent with this Chapter.

B.  Any public or private department, agency or organization may share with a child advocacy center information that is made confidential by law when it is needed to provide or secure services under this Chapter.  Confidential information shared with or provided to a center remains the property of the providing organization.

Acts 2003, No. 749, §1.