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  210.156.  Identifying information provided to state registrar, when — state registrar to provide certain records to division — confidentiality of information — rulemaking authority. — 1.  The children's division shall make available to the state registrar of vital statistics the identifying information of the following individuals of whom the division has knowledge:

  (1)  Individuals whose parental rights have been terminated under section 211.447 and who are identified in the central registry as having a finding by the division or a court adjudication of child abuse or neglect within the previous ten years; and

  (2)  Individuals identified in the central registry who have pled guilty or have been found guilty, within the previous ten years, of an offense under the following, if the victim is a child less than eighteen years of age:  chapter 566 or section 565.020, 565.021, 565.023, 565.024, 567.050, 568.020, 568.065, 573.023, 573.025, 573.035, 573.037, 573.040, 573.200, or 573.205.

  2.  The state registrar shall provide to the division the birth record information of children born to individuals whose identifying information has been provided under subsection 1 of this section.  The division shall verify that the parent of the child is the same individual whose identifying information was provided and, if the parent's identity has been verified, shall provide the appropriate local office with information regarding the birth of the child.  Appropriate local division personnel, or local providers designated by the division, shall initiate contact with the family, or make a good faith effort to do so, to determine if the parent or family has a need for services and provide such voluntary and time-limited services as appropriate.  The division shall document the results of such contact and services provided, if any, in the information system established under section 210.109.

  3.  The children's division and the state registrar shall ensure the confidentiality of all identifying information and birth records provided under this section and shall not disclose such information and records except as needed to effectuate the provisions of this section.  Such information and records shall be considered closed records under chapter 610.

  4.  The division may promulgate rules and regulations to implement the provisions of this section.  Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028.  This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2021, shall be invalid and void.


(L. 2021 H.B. 429 merged with H.B. 432)

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