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§7B‑310.  Privileges not grounds for failing to report or for excludingevidence.

No privilege shall be groundsfor any person or institution failing to report that a juvenile may have beenabused, neglected, or dependent, even if the knowledge or suspicion is acquiredin an official professional capacity, except when the knowledge or suspicion isgained by an attorney from that attorney's client during representation only inthe abuse, neglect, or dependency case. No privilege, except the attorney‑clientprivilege, shall be grounds for excluding evidence of abuse, neglect, ordependency in any judicial proceeding (civil, criminal, or juvenile) in which ajuvenile's abuse, neglect, or dependency is in issue nor in any judicialproceeding resulting from a report submitted under this Article, both as thisprivilege relates to the competency of the witness and to the exclusion ofconfidential communications. (1979, c. 815, s. 1; 1987, c.323, s. 1; 1993, c. 514, s. 3; c. 516, s. 10; 1995, c. 509, s. 133; 1998‑202,s. 6; 1999‑456, s. 60.)