Section 655.2 - Expungement of identifying information.

655.2 Expungement of identifying information. (a) Where child protective services are provided for a child who is a subject of an indicated report of child abuse or maltreatment pursuant to title 6 of article 6 of the Social Services Law, the Welfare Management System shall expunge all information identifying the child as a recipient of child protective services no later than three months after the child's 18th birthday. This process shall include the expungement of the name of the child who is the subject of the report.

(b) Where preventive services are provided for a child or children and the family pursuant to section 409-a of the Social Services Law, the Welfare Management System shall expunge all information identifying that the child or children and the family received preventive services, within three months after the 18th birthday of the youngest child in receipt of preventive services. This process shall include the expungement of the name of the child and the family members in receipt of preventive services.

(c) Where a person either was or presently is in receipt of services in addition to child protective services and/or preventive services, the Welfare Management System shall retain identifying information on those other services, including the name of the recipient, but shall not reflect the providing of child protective services and/or preventive services past the dates set forth in subdivisions (a) and (b) of this section.

 

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