SB 1172 Modifies child abuse investigation procedures that involve a school or child care facility
LR Number:4735S.01I Fiscal Note:4735-01
Committee:Aging, Families and Mental Health
Last Action:03/05/02 - Hearing Conducted S Aging, Families & Mental Health Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2002
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SB 1172 - This act modifies child abuse investigation procedures which involve a school or child care facility. Currently, Section 210.145, RSMo, requires the Division of Family Services to initiate an investigation into alleged child abuse within twenty-four hours of the allegation. This act allows parental notification prior to an interview of the child when the abuse is alleged to have occurred in a school or a child care facility. In such cases, the Division must not meet with the child in the place in which the abuse is alleged to have occurred. This act also allows the Superintendent of each school to designate a public school district liaison to receive all information regarding an investigation. Upon notification of an investigation, all information received will be subject to federal privacy laws.