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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS (CARE AND PROTECTION) ACT 1998 - SECT 254

Disclosure of information

254 Disclosure of information

(1) A person who discloses any information obtained in connection with the administration or execution of this Act is guilty of an offence unless the disclosure is made:
(a) with the consent of the person from whom the information was obtained, or
(b) in connection with the administration or execution of this Act or the regulations, or
(c) for the purposes of any legal proceedings arising out of this Act or the regulations, or of any report of any such proceedings, or
(d) in accordance with a requirement imposed under the Ombudsman Act 1974 , or
(e) with other lawful excuse.
Maximum penalty: 10 penalty units or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 12 months, or both.
Note : An offence against subsection (2) committed by a corporation is an executive liability offence attracting executive liability for a director or other person involved in the management of the corporation--see section 258.
(2) It is not an offence under this section for the Secretary to disclose information to a person who has made a report concerning any action taken as a consequence of the report if the Secretary is of the opinion that disclosure of the information is not inconsistent with the objects and principles of this Act.



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