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Each county may establish an elder and dependent adult death review team to investigate suspicious elder deaths. Any oral or written communication relating to an elder or dependent adult death review that is provided to, shared with, or produced by an elder and dependent adult death review team is confidential and not subject to disclosure or discoverable by a third party. However, recommendations of the team may be disclosed at the discretion of a majority of the team members.

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Information that is disclosed to the member of the elder death review team is confidential. No information is required to be disclosed, but is open to voluntary disclosure. The team may request information like medical information (notwithstanding Civil Code 56.10), mental health information (Notwithstanding the general confidentiality protections of Welf. & Inst. Code 5328), reports by health practitioners of persons suffering injuries from firearm or assault or abuse pursuant to Penal Code 11163.2.

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Department of Justice shall maintain summary criminal histories, which may include health information. The Attorney General has broad discretion to share this information with law enforcement agencies, as well as health officers.

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Attorney General shall report annually to the Legislature concerning the information pertaining to the sexual abuse of children reported to the Department of Justice. No confidential information shall be released in the reports submitted to the Legislature.

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Any health practitioner employed in a health facility clinic, physician's office, local or state public health department, clinic or other type of public health facility, who reasonably suspects that a person is suffering from injury by firearm, assaultive or abusive conduct, shall make a report to local law enforcement agency by telephone and a written report including the health practitioner's findings.

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Mandated reports required by law, and child abuse or neglect investigative reports filed with the Department of Justice, shall be confidential and may be disclosed only to certain persons or agencies, including: the State Department of Social Services, "hospital scan teams" (i.e. teams of health care professionals and law enforcement and child protective services representatives that seek to identify child abuse or neglect); coroners and medical examiners conducting a post mortem examination of a child; out-of-state law enforcement agencies upon a signed and written request that cites (1) the applicable out-of-state statute or interstate compact provision and (2) the safeguards in place to prevent unlawful disclosure provided by the requesting state or the applicable interstate compact provision; out-of-state agencies responsible for approving prospective foster or adoptive parents for placement of a child, upon request that is (1) in compliance with the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, (2)

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Authorized persons within county health departments shall be permitted to receive copies of any reports made by health practitioners. The Department of Justice is not required to disclose information contained in its records of child abuse and severe neglect index or records from its investigations of out-of-home care abuse. Disclosure of any reports or records of child abuse or neglect is not permitted if the disclosure would be prohibited by any other state or federal laws.

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Agencies specified in Penal Code 11165.9 shall forward written reports of child abuse cases to the Department of Justice.

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The Department of Justice shall maintain an index of all reports of child abuse and severe neglect submitted by mandated reporters. The department shall maintain a repository of reports in the Child Abuse Central Index. Information from an inconclusive report filed by mandated reporters shall be deleted from the Child Abuse Central Index after 10 years if no subsequent report is received within that time period. If a subsequent report is received within that 10-year period, information from the prior and subsequently filed reports shall be maintained on the Child Abuse Central Index for a period of 10 years from the time the most recent report is received by the department.

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The Department of Justice shall immediately notify an agency that submits a report by a mandated reporter of any information relevant to the known or suspected instance of child abuse or severe neglect reported by the agency. The agency shall make that information available to the reporting health care practitioner, child custodian, appointed guardian ad litem, appointed counsel, or the appropriate licensing agency.

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