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In the Matter of Wendi Rowe and Douglas Grooms v. New York State Office of Children and Family Services and Chautauqua County Department of Social Services

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department


December 30, 2011

IN THE MATTER OF WENDI ROWE AND DOUGLAS GROOMS,
PETITIONERS,
v.
NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES AND CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, RESPONDENTS.

Matter of Matter of Rowe v New York State Off. of Children & Family Servs.

Appellate Division, Fourth Department

Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.

This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports.

Decided on December 30, 2011

PRESENT: SMITH, J.P., FAHEY, PERADOTTO, CARNI, AND SCONIERS, JJ.

Proceeding pursuant to CPLR article 78 (transferred to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court in the Fourth Judicial Department by order of the Supreme Court, Chautauqua County [James H. Dillon, J.], entered August 4, 2010) to review a determination of respondent New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

The determination denied petitioners' request that reports maintained in the New York State Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment, indicating petitioners for maltreatment, be amended to unfounded and sealed.

It is hereby ORDERED that the determination is unanimously confirmed without costs and the petition is dismissed.

Memorandum: Petitioners commenced this CPLR article 78 proceeding seeking to annul the determination of respondent New York State Office of Children and Family Services denying their request to amend an indicated report of maltreatment to provide instead that the report was unfounded (see Social Services Law § 422 [8] [a] [v]; [c] [ii]). "Upon our review of the record, we conclude that there is a rational basis for the agency's determination and that it is supported by substantial evidence" (Matter of Draman v New York State Off. of Children & Family Servs., 78 AD3d 1603, 1603-1604; see Matter of Theresa G. v Johnson, 26 AD3d 726).

Entered: December 30, 2011

Frances E. Cafarell Clerk of the Court

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