Senate Bill 27: Requires CPS and Licensed Medical Practitioners to Exchange Certain Information During an Investigation Without Requiring Parental Consent, Court Order, or Subpoena

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Last Updated: November 11, 2013
Senate Bill 27: Requires CPS and Licensed Medical Practitioners to Exchange Certain Information During an Investigation Without Requiring Parental Consent, Court Order, or Subpoena
Sponsors:
Senators Mensch, Stack, Scarnati, Washington, Fontana, Teplitz, Baker, Tomlinson, Rafferty, Erickson, Yudichak, Kasunic, Tartaglione, Williams, Waugh, Farnese, Browne, Solobay, Ward, Vance, Pileggi, Boscola, Hughes, Vogel, Costa, and Schwank
Summary:

This bill would require a licensed medical practitioner to submit medical information about a child to CPS when there was a report of abuse of the child. Medical information on other children in the home would also have to be submitted, even if there had been no report about these other children. This information would be provided without the consent of the parent, a court order, or a subpoena. This bill would also require a county agency to provide to a licensed medical practitioner information about an investigation involving the child without the consent of the parent, if requested by the medical practitioner. Further, even without the request of the medical practitioner who is the child’s primary provider or who is providing care to the child, CPS would be required to provide information about any investigation to the medical practitioner.

HSLDA's Position:

This bill is a gross invasion of privacy and constitutes a violation of parental rights. It should be opposed.

Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

See "Bill History" link below.

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