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REPORTING: Confidentiality and Disclosure of Information



To Whom Information Is Disclosed
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Limits of Privileged Information
line line New York State recognizes privileged information between a person authorized to practice medicine and a patient. However, as a mandated reporter, you must cooperate in the child abuse investigation.

A city or county Social Services Commissioner may withhold information deemed not related to the purpose for which the information was requested or when the disclosure will be detrimental to the child.


Confidentiality of Source and Report
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To Whom Information Is Disclosed
Limits of Privileged Information
Confidentiality of Source and Report