Information system, tracking of children by court and by certain state departments — information to be confidential, when. — The juvenile divisions of the circuit courts and the departments of social services, mental health, elementary and secondary education and health shall share information regarding individual children who have come into contact with, or been provided services by, the courts and such departments. The state courts administrator and the departments of social services, mental health, elementary and secondary education and health shall coordinate their information systems to allow for sharing of information regarding and tracking of individual children by the juvenile divisions of the circuit courts, the departments of social services, mental health, elementary and secondary education and health and school districts. All information received by a court, any department or any school district pursuant to this section shall remain subject to the same confidentiality requirements as are imposed on the department that originally collected the information. With regard to the information required to be shared pursuant to this section, the department of elementary and secondary education shall only share information on students who have committed an act which, if it had been committed by an adult, would be a misdemeanor or felony offense pursuant to the laws of Missouri, other states or the federal government.
(L. 1995 H.B. 174, et al. § 5, A.L. 2000 S.B. 944)