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A report assessing child custody and visitation rights shall include (1) a summary of a written report from any therapist treating the child for suspected child sexual abuse, reports from other professionals, and the results of any forensic medical examination and any other medical examination or treatment that could help establish or disprove whether the child has been the victim of sexual abuse, (2) any information regarding the presence of domestic violence or substance abuse in the family that has been obtained from medical personnel or records, prior or currently treating therapists, or from interviews conducted or reviewed for this evaluation.

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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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Information shall be disclosed to the protection and advocacy agency charged with protecting and advocating the rights of people with disabilities for the purposes of investigating incidents of abuse or neglect of persons with disabilities.

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Access to community college student record permitted to alleged victim of any sexual assault or physical abuse.

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Licensed clinic board of directors and its medical director shall establish and adopt written policies and procedures to screen patients for purposes of detecting spousal or partner abuse.

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abuse
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A long-term health care facility shall report all incidents of alleged abuse or suspected abuse of a resident to the department immediately.

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Any health practitioner who performs a forensic medical examination of a person in the custody of law enforcement from whom evidence is sought in connection with a sexual assault crime, shall prepare a written report on standard form of the Office of Emergency Services and provided to law enforcement agency with custody of the individual. The examination and report is subject to the confidentiality requirements of the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act. The report shall be released upon request, oral or written, to any person or agency involved in any related investigation or prosecution and to defense counsel through discovery.

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Any physician or surgeon who has under his or her care a person exhibiting signs of abuse, assault or gunshot wounds, the health care provider shall make a report to law enforcement authorities. It is recommended, but not mandatory, that the report include patient statements about past abuse.

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If a person is transferred from a health care facility/community care facility to a hospital and exhibits symptoms of neglect or abuse, the manager of the hospital or patient's physician at the hospital shall notify appropriate authorities. Healthcare providers/persons complying with this statute shall not incur civil or criminal liability, and shall not be disciplined by their employer for doing so.

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Specified cities and counties are authorized to create a two-year pilot project for multidisciplinary family justice centers to assist victims of domestic violence, abuse, human trafficking etc. Each center shall maintain an informed client consent policy about potential disclosure of the center's medical and psychological records to other staff members or law enforcement. The center shall comply with all state and federal laws regarding confidentiality of medical records. A victim's consent to share information within the center shall not be construed as a waiver of confidentiality.

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