Parental notification of abuse required.
If an investigation by the Department of Social Services determines that abuse or
neglect has occurred, the department shall make reasonable efforts to inform each of the child's
parents of the determination with due regard given to the rights of the subject of the report pursuant
26-8A-11. The information shall only include identification of the provisions of
which constituted the basis for the determination that abuse or neglect occurred. This provision
does not limit the department in providing services to a parent who is the subject of the report. A
notice of the report shall be sent, by certified mail, to any parent who is not the subject of the report
at the parent's last known address. The information shall be maintained confidential by the parent
The provisions of section 1 of this Act do not apply if the department has good cause
to believe that the provisions of the information will be seriously detrimental to the best interests
of the child.