2.1.5.4 MAINTENANCE OF RECORDS RELATED TO SAFE ENVIRONMENT

1. The diocesan legal counsel is to be contacted immediately whenever an agent of the diocese or a diocesan entity is approached to release any information, document or electronic medium that might be associated with litigation, or a canonical or criminal investigation, connected with allegations of misconduct, abuse or neglect.

2. No document or electronic medium is to be deleted, destroyed or removed from premises if it is connected to an allegation or investigation of misconduct, abuse or neglect, until explicit permission is received from diocesan legal counsel or the lawyer assigned by the diocese to provide representation.

3. Records pertaining to sexual abuse of a minor by Church personnel are to be preserved permanently.




Date approved by Bishop