§ 42-66-10. Confidentiality of records.
Any records of the department or other agency pertaining to a person reported to be abused, neglected, exploited or self-neglecting shall be confidential. The records shall not be deemed public and shall be considered records under § 38-2-2(4)(i). The director may, however, disclose to the attorney general, any local state; or federal police officials, appropriate courts, state departments, public or private agencies, or medical personnel, pertinent information that is necessary to investigate reports of abuse, neglect, exploitation, or self-neglect, the coordination of needed services, the protection of the elderly victim or criminal prosecution.
(P.L. 1981, ch. 69, § 2; P.L. 1991, ch. 253, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 84, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 209, § 1.)