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(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for purposes of Section 10850, the activities of a multidisciplinary personnel team engaged in the prevention, identification, management, or treatment of child abuse or neglect, or of the abuse of elder or dependent persons are activities performed in the administration of public social services, and a member of the team may disclose and exchange any information or writing that also is kept or maintained in connection with any program of public social services or otherwise designated as confidential under state law which he or she reasonably believes is relevant to the prevention, identification, management, or treatment of child abuse or neglect, or of the abuse of elder or dependent persons to other members of the team. All discussions relative to the disclosure or exchange of any such information or writing during team meetings are confidential and, notwithstanding any other provision of law, testimony concerning any such discussion is not admissible in any criminal, civil, or juvenile court proceeding.
(b) As used in this section:
(1) “Child abuse” has the same meaning as defined in Section 18951. As used in this section, “abuse of elder or dependent persons” has the meaning given in Section 15610.07.
(2) “Multidisciplinary personnel team” means a team as specified in Section 15610.55 relative to the abuse of elder or dependent persons or 18951 relative to child abuse or neglect.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - California Code, Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC § 10850.1 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ca/welfare-and-institutions-code/wic-sect-10850-1/
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