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Child-Maltreatment-Research-L (CMRL) List Serve

Database of Past CMRL Messages

Welcome to the database of past Child-Maltreatment-Research-L (CMRL) list serve messages. The table below contains all past CMRL messages (text only, no attachments) from Nov. 20, 1996 - December 22, 2017 and is updated quarterly.

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Message ID: 9504
Date: 2013-12-11

Author:D F MCMAHON

Subject:confidentiality

Question about confidentiality of reporters vs. confidentiality of information provided by reporter: In ND it is routine to redact not only reporter information but all content provided by reporter or anyone contacted in the course of an investigation. So, for example, a subject who is appealing an indicated finding does not have access to any information in the records other than information he or she provided. Statute and agency rules, however, only state that the identity must be withheld. What are the practices in other jurisdictions in this regard? Sheri McMahon North Dakota

Question about confidentiality of reporters vs. confidentiality of information provided by reporter: In ND it is routine to redact not only reporter information but all content provided by reporter or anyone contacted in the course of an investigation. So, for example, a subject who is appealing an indicated finding does not have access to any information in the records other than information he or she provided. Statute and agency rules, however, only state that the identity must be withheld. What are the practices in other jurisdictions in this regard? Sheri McMahon North Dakota