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Legal Services for Member Children's Advocacy Centers

SCNCAC provides assistance to member Children's Advocacy Centers when responding to subpoenas or court orders for records. CACs and professionals represented on the Multidisciplinary Teams (MDTs) at CACs have legal, ethical, and professional standards of practice with regard to confidentiality, but they may differ across disciplines. Federal and state laws such as the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) may also govern confidentiality practice. South Carolina CACs are required by accreditation standards to create written confidentiality and information sharing policies that align to these standards and specifically apply to the MDT, staff, and volunteers. CACs must also have procedures in place to address how and when records are released based on court orders or subpoenas. The SCNCAC General Counsel can provide assistance to member CACs in this area. We have developed response guides and other documents that CACs can use to respond to court orders for records that CACs maintain in either an electronic or paper format. Member CAC Executive Directors and authorized staff may use the link below to access help documents and contact information for our member legal services. You will need to login to access the page.

Member Legal Information

South Carolina Network of
Children's Advocacy Centers

Empowering SC communities & Childrens's Advocacy Centers to deliver a best practice response to child abuse.

P.O. Box 2195
Columbia, SC 29202