WVC 48 - 23 - 701
PART 7. PROHIBITED CONDUCT.
§48-23-701. Prohibited conduct.
(a) No person, agency, entity or organization of any kind,
including, but not limited to, any officer or employee of this
state and any employee, officer or judge of any court of this
state, may disclose any confidential information relating to an
adoption except as provided in this article or pursuant to a court
order. Any employer who knowingly or negligently allows any
employee to disclose information in violation of this article is
subject to the penalties provided in subsection (b) of this
section, together with the employee who made any disclosure
prohibited by this law.
(b) Any person, agency, entity or organization of any kind who
discloses information in violation of this law is liable to the
parties so injured in an action to recover damages in respect
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session