3107.171 [Effective 3/20/2015] Disclosure of court that entered order or decree.

(A) As used in this section, "adoption file" means a file maintained by the department of health under sections 3107.12 to 3107.124 of the Revised Code.

(B) An adopted person may request that the department of health disclose to the adopted person which court entered the interlocutory order or final decree of adoption regarding the adopted person if the adopted person seeks to do either or both of the following:

(1) Inspect, pursuant to division (D) of section 3107.17 of the Revised Code, a social and medical history form of a biological parent of the adopted person;

(2) Submit, pursuant to division (E) of section 3107.17 of the Revised Code, a request for notification of a correction or expansion of a social and medical history of a biological parent of the adopted person.

(C) On receipt of a request made under division (B) of this section and if the adopted person is entitled to inspect the biological parent's social and medical history form and submit the request for notification of a correction or expansion of the biological parent's social and medical history, the department shall inspect the adoption file to determine which court entered the interlocutory order or final decree of adoption. If the department is able to determine from the adoption file which court entered the interlocutory order or final decree of adoption, the department shall disclose the court to the adopted person.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. 56, SB 23, §1, eff. 3/20/2015.