2016 Maryland Code
Family Law
Title 5 - Children
Subtitle 7 - Child Abuse and Neglect
§ 5-715. Disclosure of identifying information of parents responsible for child abuse or neglect.

MD Fam L Code § 5-715 (2016) What's This?

(a) In general. -- The Executive Director of the Administration shall provide the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene with identifying information regarding individuals who, as to any child, have had their parental rights terminated under § 5-322 or § 5-323 of this title and have been identified as responsible for abuse or neglect in a central registry as described in § 5-714(d) of this subtitle.

(b) Requirements on birth of subsequent children. -- If in accordance with § 4-222 of the Health - General Article, the Secretary provides to the Executive Director birth record information for a child born to an individual whose identifying information has been provided under subsection (a) of this section, the Executive Director shall:

(1) verify that the parent of the child is the same individual described in subsection (a) of this section; and

(2) immediately notify the local department in the jurisdiction in which the child resides so that the local department may review its records and, when appropriate, provide an assessment of the family and offer services if needed.

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