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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 172B: Children and families department; youth services department; available information

Section 172B. Notwithstanding any provision of section one hundred seventy-two of this chapter or of any other provision of law, the following information shall be available to the department of children and families and the department of youth services, upon request, for the purpose of evaluating any and all foster homes and adoptive homes, whether with public or private agencies, in order to further the protection of children: conviction data, arrest data, sealed record data, and juvenile arrest or conviction data. The department of children and families and the department of youth services shall not make, and shall prohibit, any dissemination of such information, for any purpose other than as set forth herein.