Missouri State Senate

Introduced

SB 464 - Under this act, no health care provider, child advocacy center, or multidisciplinary investigation team shall provide copies of any visual or aural recordings or photographs of a minor or a minor's body to any other person or entity if that minor is an alleged victim of child abuse, unless: (1) court-ordered; (2) for use during trial preparation among members of the multidisciplinary investigation team; or (3) with the Office of the Child Advocate as a part of a complaint review.

A court shall not order the copying of visual or aural recordings or photographs without notice, a hearing, and a finding of good cause. If the court orders the copying of visual or aural recordings or photographs, the order shall: (1) limit the use solely for trial preparation; (2) prohibit further copying or dissemination outside of the court order; and (3) require the return of the copies to the health care provider, child advocacy center, or multidisciplinary investigation team at the end of the moving party's counsel or expert's involvement in the case or the final disposition of the case, whichever comes first.

Finally, multidisciplinary investigation team members may grant access to visual or aural recordings or photographs for training and educational purposes following the disposition of all pending matters involving the alleged victim of child abuse, upon the execution of a written confidentiality agreement.

This act re-labels "child assessment centers" as "child advocacy centers."

This act is identical to HB 734 (2015) and provisions in SCS/HCS/HB 734 (2015) and similar to provisions in HCS/HB 734 (2015).

SARAH HASKINS

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