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SB 6387: Related to the handling of child forensic interview and child interview digital recordings

SB 6387, effective July 1, 2018, exempts the dissemination of recordings of a child’s voice and image when describing the highly sensitive details of abuse or neglect to protect the privacy of the child. 

The recordings of a child interview are exempt from disclosure under the public records act, except by court order upon a showing of good cause and only with advance notice to the child’s guardian.

“Child forensic interview” is defined as a developmentally sensitive and legally sound method of gathering factual information regarding allegations of abuse or exposure to violence conducted by a trained professional. 

*Companion to HB 2700