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House Bill 1194

House Bill 1194

ARCHIVE (2004)

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DIGEST OF HB 1194 (Updated March 4, 2004 8:26 pm - DI 106)

Child abuse reporting. Provides that a child protective services child abuse or neglect report may conclude that abuse or neglect is indicated. (Current law allows only substantiated and unsubstantiated findings.) Provides that criminal history checks are required of certain individuals. Requires the local child protection service to provide training to caseworkers concerning the statutory and constitutional rights of persons subject to investigation. Establishes the statewide child fatality review team to investigate fatalities involving children. Requires the disclosure of information relevant to establishing the facts and circumstances concerning the death of a child determined to be the result of abuse, abandonment, or neglect if this information has been redacted by a juvenile court to exclude irrelevant information, including identifying information. Specifies that information concerning caseworkers and employees of certain social service agencies is not to be redacted. Provides that the juvenile court has 30 days to redact the record. Permits a court to place a child in the home of a person having a substantiated report of abuse or neglect, or in the home of a person who has committed certain crimes or delinquent acts, only if the court makes a written finding that the placement is in the best interest of the child, and that the conviction, adjudication, or substantiated report is not relevant to the person's present ability to care for a child, and specifies certain factors that the court must consider in its order. Prohibits a court from placing a child in a home with a person who has committed certain other specified felonies or juvenile offenses.
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