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House Bill 1201


House Bill 1201

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF HB1201 (Updated April 25, 2011 3:09 pm - DI 84)


Release of adoption information. Makes various changes to the adoption laws regarding the release of identifying and nonidentifying information. Establishes requirements regarding requests for information concerning pre-adoptive siblings and conforms those requirements with laws concerning the release of identifying information. Requires the department of child services, a county office of family and children, a licensed child placing agency, a professional health care provider, an attorney, and a court to send a copy of a written consent, any signed writing that withdraws or modifies a consent to the release of identifying information, and a written nonrelease form to the state registrar. Requires the department of child services to provide, at least one time each month, to the state department of health a list certain children whose birth parents have had their patently rights terminated. Prohibits the state registrar, the department of child services, a county office of family and children, a licensed child placing agency, a professional health care provider, an attorney, and a court from releasing identifying information if the request involves an adoptee who is less than 21 years of age and whose name is on the list provided to the state department of health from the department of child services. Repeals a provision that allows an individual who submits a request for the release of identifying information to request the state registrar to search the death certificates for an adoptee or birth parent. Repeals provisions that are being replaced concerning: (1) requests for information concerning adoptees and pre-adoptive siblings; and (2) allowing an attorney, a licensed child placing agency, or a county office of family and children to charge reasonable fees for certain services and actual expenses. Repeals a redundant provision that: (1) allows the state registrar to adopt rules; and (2) requires the state registrar to prescribe certain forms.
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