Title 15
Domestic Relations

Chapter 7.2
Passive Voluntary Adoption Mutual Consent Registry Act

R.I. Gen. Laws § 15-7.2-5

§ 15-7.2-5. Information of registry confidential.

(a) Notwithstanding another provision of law, the information acquired by any voluntary adoption reunion registry shall not be disclosed under any freedom of information legislation or practice.

(b) A class action suit shall not be maintained in any court of this state to require the registry to disclose identifying information.

(c) Any registrant who discloses or causes to be disclosed identifying information about a biological parent or adult adoptee without that person’s express written consent shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for a term of not more than one year, or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or both.

History of Section.
P.L. 1993, ch. 388, § 1.