23A-28C-15 Sharing of information by interagency multidisciplinary teams.
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Sharing of information by interagency multidisciplinary teams.
§§ 23A-28C-3 and 23A-28C-4 may prevent interagency multidisciplinary teams from sharing
information for the purposes of investigating a crime or providing services to victims, as defined in
§ 23A-28C-4, in the course of the team member's speciality or occupation. Any information
regarding a victim that a team member shares with other team members shall remain confidential,
pursuant to this title and if the victim is a child, pursuant to § 26-8A-13. A team shall consist of law
enforcement personnel, a representative of the prosecuting attorney's office, licensed or certified
medical professionals, and any victim advocate. Any interagency multidisciplinary team formed to
investigate crimes involving child victims shall also include child advocacy center staff where such
staff is available in the region, Department of Social Services child protection staff, and licensed or
certified mental health professionals. The team may include additional members at the discretion of
the team if the additional member would benefit the victim. Each multidisciplinary team shall have
written procedures and guidelines. Multidisciplinary team members shall annually sign a
memorandum of understanding acknowledging the procedure and guidelines. The memorandum of
understanding shall also include an information sharing and confidentiality agreement, approved by
the attorney general, assuring compliance with title 23A. The multidisciplinary team shall file a list
of team members and the memorandums of understanding with the Office of the Attorney General
and the Department of Social Services as required by § 26-8A-17.
Source: SL 2018, ch 146, § 3.
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