Code of the District of Columbia

§ 4–1301.06b. Obtaining records.

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, upon the Agency’s request, a person who is required to report suspected incidents of child abuse or neglect under § 4-1321.02 shall immediately provide the Agency copies of all records in the possession of the person or the person’s employees of:

(1) A child who is the subject of an investigation of child abuse or neglect; provided, that the records bear directly on the allegations of abuse or neglect being investigated; and

(2) Any other child residing in the household where the abuse or neglect is alleged to have occurred when the Agency has a reasonable suspicion that the child’s health, safety, or welfare is at risk; provided, that the records bear directly on the basis of the Agency’s suspicion.

(b) The Agency shall request the records as needed for its investigation under this part.

(c) The Agency shall not be charged a fee for the records.

(d) If the Agency determines that the report of abuse or neglect is an unfounded report or an inconclusive report, as defined in § 4-1301.02, the Agency shall immediately destroy all copies of any records it has received under this section.