PUBLIC SAFETY AND WELFARE
ELDERLY AND ADULT SERVICES
Protective Services to Adults
161-F:57 Access to Files; Confidentiality.
The files maintained by the department which relate to investigations of alleged instances of abuse, neglect, or exploitation shall be disclosed only with the written consent of the victim, or his guardian or attorney, or if such disclosure is required by court or administrative order. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the disclosure of information gathered pursuant to an investigation to a service provider as may be necessary to devise or implement a service plan, to a facility and the appropriate licensing authority or authorities for an incident occurring within a facility, as defined in RSA 151, to the extent necessary to protect the victim or other facility residents or to comply with state or federal law, to local law enforcement, the department of justice, or a county attorney, pursuant to RSA 161-F:51, II, or to any court in any proceeding where the welfare of the alleged victim or actions of a fiduciary acting on behalf of an alleged victim are at issue.
Source. 1989, 7:1. 1995, 310:175. 2002, 36:7, eff. July 1, 2002.