House File 2025/Senate File 1751: Screening and Assessment of Child Abuse/Neglect Reports

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House File 2025/Senate File 1751: Screening and Assessment of Child Abuse/Neglect Reports
House Senate
Sponsors:
Backer; Kresha; Zerwas
Sponsors:
Hayden
Summary:

This bill revises screening and assessment of child abuse/neglect reports, including "all communications received from mandated/voluntary reporters describing the same incident." If a reporter contacts an agency not responsible for screening the allegation, that agency is to refer the reporter to the correct agency. If the agency has specific documented information that the alleged perpetrator cannot access the child or that the child is not at risk of imminent harm, no immediate assessment is required and face-to-face contact may be delegated to another agency.

Summary:

This bill revises screening and assessment of child abuse/neglect reports, including "all communications received from mandated/voluntary reporters describing the same incident." If a reporter contacts an agency not responsible for screening the allegation, that agency is to refer the reporter to the correct agency. If the agency has specific documented information that the alleged perpetrator cannot access the child or that the child is not at risk of imminent harm, no immediate assessment is required and face-to-face contact may be delegated to another agency.

Status:
3/02/2017 Introduction, 1st reading
3/02/2017 Referred to Health & Human Services Reform
Status:
3/06/2017 Introduction, 1st reading
3/06/2017 Referred to Health & Human Services Finance & Policy
HSLDA's Position:
Neutral.
HSLDA's Position:
Neutral.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Action Requested:
None at this time

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