5101.132 Access to child welfare system information.

(A) Information contained in the information system established and maintained under section 5101.13 of the Revised Code may be accessed or entered only as follows:

(1) The department of job and family services , a public children services agency, a title IV-E agency, a prosecuting attorney, a private child placing agency, and a private noncustodial agency may access or enter the information when either of the following is the case:

(a) The access or entry is directly connected with assessment, investigation, or services regarding a child or family;

(b) The access or entry is permitted by state or federal law, rule, or regulation.

(2) A person may access or enter the information in a manner, to the extent, and for the purposes authorized by rules adopted by the department.

(B) As used in this section, "title IV-E agency" means a public children services agency or a public entity with which the department of job and family services has a title IV-E subgrant agreement in effect.

Cite as R.C. § 5101.132

History. Effective Date: 09-21-2006; 2008 SB163 08-14-2008