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In a civil action for a violation of the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act, information acquired through discovery and is protected from disclosure by a protective order shall remain protected, except for information that is evidence of elder or dependent adult abuse. Such information may be filed with the court and shall remain confidential under the protective order for 30 days, after which it will become part of the public court record. A party may petition for a protective order of such information upon a showing of good cause. The court may not prevent disclosure of such information unless one of the following is applicable: the information is privileged, the information is not evidence of abuse, or the party demonstrates a substantial probability that prejudice will result from the disclosure.

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Confidential information and records pertaining to involuntary treatment may be disclosed to prevent, investigate, or treat elder abuse or dependant adult abuse.

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