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§ 5-357. Court and department records

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, § 5-357
§ 5-357. Court and department records
Access
(a)(1)(i) On request of an adoptee or adoptive or former parent of an adoptee and without a showing of a need, a local department shall provide information, other than identifying information, in its adoption record on the adoptee.
(ii) If a local department denies a request under this paragraph, then on petition of an adoptee or adoptive or former parent and without a showing of need, a juvenile court shall order access for the petitioner to inspect, in accordance with subsection (b) of this section, the local department's record on the adoptee.
(2) On petition of an adoptee or adoptive or former parent of an adoptee and without a showing of need, a juvenile court shall order access for the petitioner to inspect, in accordance with subsection (b) of this section, the juvenile court's record on the adoptee.
Protection of identifying information
(b) A juvenile court may not order opened for inspection under this section any part of a record that contains identifying information.

Credits

Added by Acts 2005, c. 464, § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 2006.
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-357, MD FAMILY § 5-357
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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