2020 Georgia Code
Title 19 - Domestic Relations
Chapter 15 - Child Abuse
§ 19-15-5. Meetings and Proceedings of Committees or Subcommittees and Panels

Universal Citation: GA Code § 19-15-5 (2020)
  1. A protocol committee or review committee in the exercise of its duties shall be closed to the public and shall not be subject to Chapter 14 of Title 50, relating to open meetings.
  2. The panel shall be open to the public as long as information identifying a deceased or abused child, any family member of the child, or alleged or suspected perpetrator of abuse upon the child is not disclosed during such meetings or proceedings, but the panel is authorized to close such meeting to the public when such identifying information is required to be disclosed to members of the panel in order for the panel to carry out its duties.

(Code 1981, §19-1-5, enacted by Ga. L. 1990, p. 1785, § 1; Code 1981, §19-15-5, as redesignated by Ga. L. 1991, p. 94, § 19; Ga. L. 1993, p. 1695, § 2; Ga. L. 1993, p. 1941, § 1; Ga. L. 2001, p. 1158, § 1.)

Editor's notes.

- Ga. L. 1990, p. 1785, § 2, not codified by the General Assembly, provides that nothing in this Code section shall be construed to authorize or require the inspection of any records or the release of any information if that inspection or release would result in the loss of any federal funds to the state.

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