New Jersey Administrative Code
Title 3A - CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Chapter 51 - MANUAL OF REQUIREMENTS FOR RESOURCE FAMILY PARENTS
Subchapter 3 - ADMINISTRATION
Section 3A:51-3.3 - Confidentiality of records

Universal Citation: NJ Admin Code 3A:51-3.3

Current through Register Vol. 55, No. 48, December 18, 2023

(a) Each resource family parent file maintained by the Department of Children and Families shall be confidential to protect the safety and welfare of the children and resource family parents and shall not be part of the public record, in keeping with the Open Public Records Act, P.L. 2001, c. 404, and other applicable statutes and rules. The Department may issue statistical reports depicting resource family home licensing activity that are part of the public record, but such reports shall not contain any identifying information on any individual child or resource family home.

(b) The resource family parent shall be bound by the same standards of confidentiality regarding a child in placement, and the child's family, as the Department and its employees. These standards shall include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. The resource family parent shall not permit a child in placement to appear in any media publication or report without the express consent of the parent or Department representative.

2. The resource family parent or household member shall not discuss any confidential information about the child in placement with a friend, neighbor, non-household member or other individual who is not involved with the child's care, education or treatment.

Administrative Change, 49 N.J.R. 98a.

Amended by 49 N.J.R. 2792(a), effective 8/21/2017

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