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§ 5-356. Medical and mental health information

West's Annotated Code of MarylandFamily Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Family Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 5. Children (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Guardianship to and Adoption Through Local Department (Refs & Annos)
Part V. Access to Records (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-356
§ 5-356. Medical and mental health information
Compilation of adoptee's records or history
(a) A local department shall make reasonable efforts to compile and make available to a prospective adoptive parent:
(1) all of the prospective adoptee's medical and mental health records that the local department has; or
(2) a comprehensive medical and mental health history of the prospective adoptee.
Compilation of parental history
(b) On request of an adoptive or prospective adoptive parent, a local department shall make reasonable efforts to compile a pertinent medical and mental health history of each of the prospective adoptee's or adoptee's parents or former parents, if available to the local department, and to make the history available to the adoptive or prospective adoptive parent.
Later received information
(c)(1) If, after adoption, a local department receives medical or mental health information about the adoptee or adoptee's former parent, the local department shall make reasonable efforts to make the information available to the adoptive parent.
(2) If, after adoption, the adoptive parent requests additional information, the local department shall make reasonable efforts to notify the former parent, at the former parent's last known address available to the local department, of the request and the reason for the request.
Exclusion of identifying information
(d) A medical or mental health history compiled under this section may not contain identifying information about a parent or former parent.

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Added by Acts 2005, c. 464, § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 2006.
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-356, MD FAMILY § 5-356
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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