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West's Annotated Code of MarylandMaryland RulesEffective: January 1, 2022

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 11. Juvenile Causes
Chapter 200. Child in Need of Assistance (Refs & Annos)
Effective: January 1, 2022
MD Rules, Rule 11-203
(a) Generally. All court records in CINA proceedings pertaining to a child are confidential and may not be disclosed, by subpoena or otherwise, except by order of court for good cause shown, or as permitted by Code, Courts Article, § 3-827 or Code, Human Services Article, § 1-202.
(b) Sealing.
(1) Generally. On motion, petition, or on its own initiative, and for good cause shown, the court may order the court records of a child sealed and shall order them sealed after the child has reached the age of 21.
(2) Opening of Sealed Records. If sealed, court records of a child may not be opened for any purpose except by order of court for good cause shown.
Cross reference: See Rule 16-914 (a) regarding required denial of inspection of certain categories of records in actions involving children.
Source: This Rule is derived in part from former Rule 11-121 (2021).


[Adopted Nov. 9, 2021, eff. Jan. 1, 2022.]
MD Rules, Rule 11-203, MD R JUV CAUSES Rule 11-203
Current with amendments received through December 1, 2023. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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