At any time, subsequent to the completion of the investigation, but in no event later than 10 years after the receipt of the report, a subject of the report may request the head of the registry to amend, seal, or expunge the record of the report. If he refuses or does not act within a reasonable time, but in no event later than 30 days after the request, the subject shall have the right to a fair hearing to determine whether the record of the report in the central registry should be amended or expunged on the grounds that it is inaccurate or it is being maintained in a manner inconsistent with this chapter. The burden, in the hearing, shall be on the department. In the hearings, the fact that there was a finding of child abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect is presumptive evidence that the report was sub-stantiated.History: 1980, PL 16-71 § 1.
Research Guide: 21 ASC 2912.