(a)  The county director shall not allow anyone outside of the county department of social services other than state and federal agency personnel carrying out their lawful responsibilities for program audit and review to examine a protective services case record as described in Rule .0112 of this Subchapter unless:

(1)           the judge orders the county director to allow examination; or

(2)           the child or the child's attorney requests to examine his own record.

(b)  The county director in carrying out his duties may share information and a summary of documentation from the case record without a court order with public or private agencies or individuals that are being utilized to provide or facilitate the provision of protective services to a child.

(c)  The county director shall allow the District Attorney or his designee access to the case record, including any information or documentation therein, which he needs to carry out his mandated responsibilities that result from a report of confirmed abuse or from the county director's decision not to file a petition.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 7B-302; 7B-2901; 143B‑153;

Eff. January 1, 1980;

Amended Eff. September 1, 1991;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. October 3, 2017.