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Title Privacy Protections For Human Services Workers
Status Sent to the Governor (03/23/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Human Services
  • Local Government
  • State Government
House Sponsors J. Singer (D)
T. Carver (R)
Senate Sponsors P. Lee (D)
R. Gardner (R)
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 01/08/2020
Description

Under current law, it is unlawful for a person to make available on
the internet personal information of a law enforcement official (official)
or child abuse or neglect caseworker (caseworker), or the official's or

caseworker's family if the dissemination of the personal information
poses an imminent and serious threat to the official's or caseworker's
safety or the safety of his or her family.
The bill replaces the definition of caseworker in statute with a
new definition of human services worker to include state and county
employees, including county attorneys and contractors who are engaged
in duties relating to the following matters and who have contact with the
public regarding these duties:
  • Investigating allegations of child abuse or neglect pursuant
to article 3 of title 19;
  • Investigating allegations of mistreatment of an at-risk adult
pursuant to article 3.1 of title 26;
  • Establishing, modifying, and enforcing child support orders
pursuant to article 13 of title 26; and
  • Determining eligibility for public programs established in
article 2 of title 26.
Human services worker also includes employees of juvenile
detention facilities who have contact with juveniles.

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