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Home » S.O. 309
Sharing of Information through Multidisciplinary Teams 6/12/97
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO
STANDING ORDER NO. 309
SHARING OF INFORMATION THROUGH MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAMS
Many of the minors who are wards or dependents of this Court have a great need for an integrated approach to their care and rehabilitation. In recognition of this need, the City and County of San Francisco has developed a number of children's multidisciplinary service teams with the goal of providing an integrated program for each minor client.
Welfare and Institutions Code Section 18986.46 allows members of children's multidisciplinary teams to share information relevant to the formation of an integrated service plan and to the delivery of services to children and their families so long as the minor or his/her legal representative consents to such a sharing of information. Welfare and Institutions Code section 18986.46(cX2) vests in the court that has jurisdiction over those children who are wards or dependents of the court, the power to consent to the sharing of relevant information among members of a children's multidisciplinary services team.
Accordingly, the Court hereby consents to the sharing of all relevant information and records, including but not limited to criminal, educational, mental health, physical health, and drug or alcohol information and records, among the members of the following multidisciplinary services teams:
Juvenile Probation Assessment Center
Interagency Placement Committee Interagency
Intensive Services Committee
Subacute Placement Committee Interagency
Systems Support Committee Probation
The members of such teams must include representatives of at least two of the following: Juvenile Probation Department Department of Human Services Department of Public Health (including physical and/or mental health programs) San Francisco Unified School District Inpatient and outpatient facilities providing services to children.
Every member of any of these teams who receives information or records about a child/children and families shall be under the same privacy and confidentiality obligations and subject to the same confidentiality penalties as the team member disclosing or providing information or records. The information or records obtained shall be maintained in a manner prescribed by law that ensures the maximum protection of the privacy and confidentiality rights of the children.
Ina L. Gyemant
Judge of the Superior Court