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PUBLIC LAW 102-586—NOV. 4, 1992 106 STAT. 5037 incidents of death believed to be caused by child abuse or neglect; (8) teams such as those described in paragraph (7) should be established in eveiy State, and their scope of review should be expanded to include egregious incidents of child abuse and neglect before the child in question dies; and (9) teams such as those described in paragraph (7) will increase the accountability of child protection services. (b) MODIFICATION OF CONFIDENTIALITY PROVISION REGARDING STATE GRANTS UNDER CHIUD ABUSE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT ACT.— Section 107(b)(4) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5106A(b)(4)) is amended to read as follows: 42 USC 5i06a. "(4) provide for— "(A) methods to preserve the confidentiality of all records in order to protect the rights of the child and of the child's pcurents or guardians, including methods to ensure that disclosure (and redisclosure) of information concerning child abuse or neglect involving specific individuals is made only to persons or entities that the State determines have a need for such information directly related to purposes of this Act; and "(B) requirements for the prompt disclosure of all relevant information to any Federal, State, or local governmental entity, or any agent of such entity, with a need for such information in order to carry out its responsibilities under law to protect children from abuse and neglect;". (c) SENSE OF THE CONGRESS.—It is the sense of the Congress that each State should review and reform of the system in the State for protecting against child abuse and neglect, including implementing formal interagency, multidisciplinary teams— (1) to review— (A) all cases of child death in which the child was previously known by the State to have been abused or neglected; and (B) incidents of child abuse before a child dies when there is evidence of negligent handling by the State, in order to hold the State accountable; and