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House Bill 1019


House Bill 1019

ARCHIVE (2012)

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DIGEST OF HB 1019 (Updated January 17, 2012 2:20 pm - DI 84)


Adoption history information. Allows a relative of an adoptee or a pre-adoptive sibling to obtain medical history information and to file a petition with an appropriate court to request the release of medical information, nonidentifying information, or identifying information. Requires that a petition requesting release of medical, nonidentifying, or identifying information must include the reasons why the release of information may be beneficial to the interested person. (Current law requires that the petition must include reasons why the release of information may be beneficial to the adoptee or birth parent.) Requires the court to appoint a confidential intermediary if certain requirements are met and the petitioner has shown an emergency medical need or good cause relating to the welfare of an adoptee, a birth parent, an adoptive parent, a relative of a birth parent, a relative of an adoptive parent, a relative of an adoptee, a pre-adoptive sibling, the department of child services or a county office of family and children, an adoption agency, or a court. (Current law requires the court to appoint a confidential intermediary if certain requirements are met and the petitioner has shown an emergency medical need or good cause relating to the welfare of an adoptee or birth parent.)
Current Status:
 In Committee - 2nd House
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