Feb

24

2014

AB 2379, as introduced, Weber. Abuse of dependent adults: multidisciplinary teams.

(1) Existing law generally provides for the confidentiality of information regarding a minor in proceedings in the juvenile court and related court proceedings, and limits access to juvenile case files. Existing law allows only certain individuals to inspect a case file, including, among others, members of children’s multidisciplinary teams, persons, or agencies providing treatment or supervision of the minor.

This bill would additionally authorize access to those otherwise confidential records to members of children’s multidisciplinary teams, persons, or agencies providing treatment or supervision of the adult who was a dependent of the juvenile court.

(2) Under existing law, counties are authorized to establish multidisciplinary personnel teams composed of persons trained in the prevention, identification, management, or treatment of abuse of elderly or dependent adults, that may include, but need not, limited to, specified persons, including social workers with experience or training in prevention of abuse of elderly or dependent adults.

This bill would add child welfare services personnel to the list of specified types of persons who may be included in those multidisciplinary personnel teams.

(3) Under existing law, counties are authorized to establish multidisciplinary personnel teams of persons who are trained in the prevention, identification, management, or treatment of child abuse or neglect cases, who may include, but need not be limited to, specified persons including social workers with experience or training in child abuse prevention, identification, management, or treatment.

This bill would add adult protective services personnel to the list of specified types of persons who may be included in those multidisciplinary personnel teams.

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