The Department of Justice shall make available to the chairperson for each county child death review team or the State Child Death Review Council, information maintained in the Child Abuse Central Index relating to the death of one or more children and any prior child abuse or neglect investigation reports maintained involving the same victims, siblings, or suspects. Local child death review teams may share any relevant information regarding child death case reviews with other child death review teams.
The Department of Justice shall make available relevant information concerning child abuse or neglect reports to any agency placing a child with a responsible relative. Upon receipt of relevant information concerning child abuse or neglect reports, the agency shall also notify in writing the person listed in the Child Abuse Central Index that he or she is in the index. The notification shall be submitted to the person listed at the same time that all other parties are notified of the information, and no later than the actual judicial proceeding that determines placement.
Subject to certain conditions and requirements, the Department of Justice shall make available to an out-of-state agency, for purposes of approving a prospective foster or adoptive parent, information maintained in the Child Abuse Central Index regarding a known or suspected child abuser who is a prospective foster or adoptive parent, or an adult living in the home of the prospective foster or adoptive parent.
Mental health facilities that admit persons on the basis of their being a threat to themselves or others must report specified information to the Department of Justice regarding those persons. Any report submitted shall be confidential, except for purposes of certain court proceedings and for determining the eligibility of the person to own, possess, control, receive, or purchase a firearm. Beginning July 1, 2012, facilities shall only submit these reports electronically.
A person placed under conservatorship by a court as a result of a mental disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism cannot purchase, receive or possess any firearm or deadly weapon. The court shall immediately notify the Department of Justice of the court order placing the person under conservatorship and prohibiting firearm or deadly weapon possession.
Mental health facilities shall not report to the Department of Justice persons certified for intensive treatment for a mental disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism [under Welf. & Inst. Code 8103(g)] if the same persons have already been admitted and reported to the DOJ on the basis of their being a threat to themselves or others [under Welf. & Inst. Code 8103(f)].