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Section 5153.172 | Information concerning deceased child whose death may have been caused by abuse, neglect, or other criminal conduct.


(A) Notwithstanding sections 2151.421, 3701.243, 5153.17, and any other section of the Revised Code pertaining to confidentiality and unless precluded by section 5153.173 of the Revised Code, the director shall disclose the following information concerning a deceased child in accordance with section 5153.171 of the Revised Code:

(1) The child's name;

(2) A summary report of the chronology of abuse or neglect reports made pursuant to section 2151.421 of the Revised Code of which the child is the subject and the final disposition of the investigations of the reports or, if investigations have not been completed, the status of any investigations;

(3) Services provided to or purchased for the child or to which the child was referred by a public children services agency;

(4) Actions taken by a public children services agency in response to any report of abuse or neglect of which the child was the subject.

(B) No person may release, pursuant to a request made under this section concerning a deceased child, the name of any person or entity that made a report or participated in making a report of child abuse or neglect of which the child was the subject; the names of the parents or siblings of the child; the contents of any psychological, psychiatric, therapeutic, clinical, or medical reports or evaluations regarding the child; witness statements; police or other investigative reports; or any other information other than the information that may be released in accordance with this section.

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