Confidentiality records; law-enforcement agency not required to obtain court order to inspect. (SB1178)

Introduced By

Sen. Ken Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Juvenile Justice records; confidentiality. Deletes the requirement that a law-enforcement agency, attorney for the Commonwealth, school administration, or probation office having a legitimate interest in the case, the juvenile, or the work of the court obtain a court order to inspect social, medical, psychiatric, and psychological reports and records of children who are or have been before the court, under supervision, receiving services from a court service unit, or committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 073094820
01/10/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice


Camille writes:

Not sure that allowing school admin here is a good idea. Its possible that parents, acting in their childrens best interests may have adverse positions with school administration. This law circumvents HIPAA. I would understand the police having access if the juvenile was involved in the commission of a crime.