G.S. 48-3-309(f)

Requires NC DHHS to obtain criminal history checks of all prospective adoptive parents and any individuals 18 and older who live in the prospective adoptive home. It also provides that the checks are are not public records, are confidential and privileged, and may be used only by NC DHHS and other legally authorized persons. It authorizes NC DHHS to destroy the information after it is used for the purposes authorized by this section (criminal history checks) after one calendar year.

Children's Services
Economic Services

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