Montana Code Annotated 2015

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     41-5-1524. Commitment to department -- transfer of records. (1) Whenever the court commits a youth to the department, it shall transmit with the dispositional judgment copies of formal and informal youth court records, including medical reports, social history material, youth assessment material, education records, and any other clinical, predisposition, or other reports and information pertinent to the care and treatment of the youth.
     (2) The youth court may share informal youth court records with the department when a youth has been committed to the department of corrections for custody. On the youth's 18th birthday or upon discharge, whichever is earlier, the department shall seal the entire record and is subject to 41-5-216(5).
     (3) The department shall maintain the records of a youth committed to the department in a separate management information system and may not include any youth records in an adult offender management information system unless the youth has been adjudicated under 41-5-206.

     History: En. Sec. 38, Ch. 550, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 6, Ch. 423, L. 2005.

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