The Department of Justice shall maintain an index of all reports of child abuse and severe neglect submitted by mandated reporters. The department shall maintain a repository of reports in the Child Abuse Central Index. Information from an inconclusive report filed by mandated reporters shall be deleted from the Child Abuse Central Index after 10 years if no subsequent report is received within that time period.
Mandated reports required by law, and child abuse or neglect investigative reports filed with the Department of Justice, shall be confidential and may be disclosed only to certain persons or agencies, including: the State Department of Social Services, "hospital scan teams" (i.e.
Subject to certain conditions and requirements, the Department of Justice shall make available any information maintained in the Child Abuse Central Index to out-of-state law enforcement agencies conducting investigations of known or suspected child abuse or neglect. The information contained within these reports shall be disclosed only to law enforcement, prosecutorial entities, or multidisciplinary investigative teams, and the written request shall cite the safeguards in place to prevent unlawful disclosure of any confidential information provided.
A person 18 years of age or older, who is listed in the Child Abuse Central Index only as a victim of child abuse or neglect, may have his or her name removed from the index by making a written request to the Department of Justice.
Subject to certain conditions and requirements, the Department of Justice shall make available to an out-of-state agency, for purposes of approving a prospective foster or adoptive parent, information maintained in the Child Abuse Central Index regarding a known or suspected child abuser who is a prospective foster or adoptive parent, or an adult living in the home of the prospective foster or adoptive parent.