Custodian of files may access own files for discharge of official duties.
be amended to read as follows:
If the court orders
sealing of the records and files pursuant to § 26-7A-113, 26-
7A-114, or 26-7A-115
copies of the sealing order shall be sent to each agency or official named
in the order. Subsequent inspection of the sealed records may thereafter be permitted by the court
only on petition by the child who is the subject of the record, the state's attorney
or court services
officers. The court may permit inspection of the sealed records and files for use by the court in
other actions or proceedings under this chapter or chapter 26-8C and for subsequent criminal
proceedings for sentencing purposes.
Nothing in this chapter prohibits the custodian of records or
files from inspecting or accessing the custodian's records or files as may be necessary for the
discharge of the custodian's official duties in the absence of an order from the court.