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Rule 403. Confidentiality; Release of Information

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Procedure for the Juvenile CourtEffective: July 1, 2022

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Procedure for the Juvenile Court (Refs & Annos)
Part IV. Adoptions
1. General Adoption Provisions
Effective: July 1, 2022
17B A.R.S. Juv.Ct.Rules of Proc., Rule 403
Formerly cited as AZ ST JUV CT Rule 75;  AZ ST JUV CT Rule 86
Rule 403. Confidentiality; Release of Information
(a) Confidentiality of Adoption Records. All adoption records are confidential and must be withheld from public inspection unless authorized by law, court order, or as provided in these rules.
(b) Release of Information. The court may release identifying and non-identifying information about the adoptee or birth parents as provided by A.R.S. § 8-121.
(c) Records of Indian Adoption. Under ICWA § 1917, upon a request filed with the court by an Indian individual who has reached the age of 18 and who was the subject of an adoptive placement, the court that entered the final adoption decree must inform the individual of the tribal affiliation, if any, of the individual's biological parents, and provide other information necessary to protect any rights flowing from the individual's tribal relationship. If the biological parent executed a notarized statement requesting anonymity, information pertaining to the biological parent must be redacted prior to release. The court must also comply with the requirements of ICWA § 1951.

Credits

Added Dec. 8, 2021, effective July 1, 2022.
17B A. R. S. Juv. Ct. Rules of Proc., Rule 403, AZ ST JUV CT Rule 403
State Court Rules are current with amendments received through November 15, 2023. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through November 1, 2023.
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