2016 Kansas Statutes
Chapter 39 MENTALLY ILL, INCAPACITATED AND DEPENDENT PERSONS; SOCIAL WELFARE
Article 14 REPORTING ABUSE, NEGLECT OR EXPLOITATION OF CERTAIN PERSONS
39-1436 Same; access to relevant records; confidentiality requirements.
39-1436. Same; access to relevant records; confidentiality requirements. (a) As provided in this section, any person or agency which maintains records relating to the involved adult which are relevant to any investigation conducted by the Kansas department for children and families or a law enforcement agency under this act shall provide the Kansas department for children and families or a law enforcement agency with the necessary records to assist in investigations. In order to provide such records, the person or agency maintaining the records shall receive from the Kansas department for children and families:
(1) A written request for information;
(2) a written notice that an investigation is being conducted by the department; and
(3) certification or confirmation that the department has sent written notice to the involved adult or the involved adult's guardian. Any such information shall be subject to the confidentiality requirements of K.S.A. 39-1434, and amendments thereto.
(b) The Kansas department for children and families or a law enforcement agency shall have access to all relevant records in accordance with the provisions of subsection (a).
History: L. 1989, ch. 129, § 7; L. 2003, ch. 91, § 15; L. 2004, ch. 153, § 2; L. 2014, ch. 115, § 173; July 1.
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