Persons making reports shall not be hindered from making reports nor be subject to sanctions for making reports. Supervisors and administrators may promulgate internal procedures to ensure confidentiality of reports.
A ward of the juvenile court or the Department of the Youth Authority shall not perform work that allows access to a private individual's personal information. Such personal information is inclusive of health insurance information and unique biometric data. This applies to wards committing an offense involving forgery or fraud, misuse of a computer, requiring the ward to register as a sex offender, or involving any misuse of the personal information of another person.
Information and records communicated or provided to the program as well as information created by the program shall be deemed private and confidential and shall be protected from discovery and disclosure by all applicable statutory and common law protections.
Team members receiving information or records of seriously emotionally disturbed and special needs children have the same privacy and confidentiality requirements and subject to the same penalties for violations as the person disclosing the information or records.
A person placed under conservatorship by a court as a result of a mental disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism cannot purchase, receive or possess any firearm or deadly weapon. The court shall immediately notify the Department of Justice of the court order placing the person under conservatorship and prohibiting firearm or deadly weapon possession.