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§ 3261.2. Authorized Release of Information.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 15. Crime Prevention and Corrections
Division 3. Adult Institutions, Programs and Parole
Chapter 1. Rules and Regulations of Adult Operations and Programs
Subchapter 4. General Institution Regulations
Article 1. Public Information and Community Relations (Refs & Annos)
15 CCR § 3261.2
§ 3261.2. Authorized Release of Information.
(a) Only an employee designated by the institution head shall inform the media regarding a facility incident or newsworthy event.
(b) Except as provided by applicable federal and state law, no person shall disclose any protected health information that identifies an individual without a valid written authorization from the individual.
(c) Information pertaining to a Division of Juvenile Justice ward shall not be released to the media or the public, except as provided in subsection 3261.7(c)(3).
(d) Information derived from a person's Criminal Identification and Investigations Report shall not be provided to the media or to the public.
(e) Including the limitations of (c) and (d) above, the only inmate or parolee data which may be released without a valid written authorization from the inmate/parolee to the media or to the public includes the inmate's or parolee's:
(1) Name.
(2) Age.
(3) Birthplace.
(4) Place of previous residence.
(5) Commitment information obtained from their adult probation officer's report.
(6) Facility assignments and behavior.
(7) General state of health, given in short and non-medical terms such as good, poor, or stable.
(8) Cause of death.
(9) Sentencing and release actions.
(f) The only employee data which may be released to the media or to the public by other than the employee concerning their involvement in a facility incident or newsworthy event includes:
(1) Name.
(2) Civil service classification.
(3) Age.
(4) Work assignment.
(5) Length of service with the department and/or current division or unit.
(6) Past work assignments.
(7) Role or function in a newsworthy event.
(g) Information endangering an employee or concerning an employee who is a crime victim shall not be released to the media.
Note: Authority cited: Section 5058, Penal Code. Reference: Section 5054, Penal Code; Sections 56.10, 1798.20, 1798.30 and 1798.40-42, Civil Code; Sections 6250-6276.48, Government Code; and Code of Federal Regulations, Title 45, Parts 160 and 164.
1. New section filed 12-19-91 as an emergency; operative 12-19-91 (Register 92, No. 4). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL 4-17-92 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
2. Certificate of Compliance as to 12-19-91 order transmitted to OAL 4-17-92 and filed 6-1-92 (Register 92, No. 24).
3. Amendment of section and Note filed 8-29-2008; operative 9-28-2008 (Register 2008, No. 35).
This database is current through 1/14/22 Register 2022, No. 2
15 CCR § 3261.2, 15 CA ADC § 3261.2
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