Subtitle 3: INCOME SUPPLEMENTATION HEADING: PL 1973, C. 790, §1 (AMD)
Part 3: CHILDREN
Chapter 1071: CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES AND CHILD PROTECTION ACT
Subchapter 2: REPORTING OF ABUSE OR NEGLECT
§4012. Reporting procedures
Reports regarding abuse or neglect must be made immediately by telephone to the department and must be followed by a written report within 48 hours if requested by the department.
Hospitals, medical personnel and law enforcement personnel may submit emergency reports through password-protected e-mail
submissions. A faxed report may also be accepted when preceded by a telephone call informing the department of the incoming
2011, c. 402, §2 (AMD)
The reports shall include the following information if within the knowledge of the person reporting:
A. The name and address of the child and the persons responsible for his care or custody; [1979, c. 733, §18 (NEW).]
B. The child's age and sex; [1979, c. 733, §18 (NEW).]
C. The nature and extent of abuse or neglect, including a description of injuries and any explanation given for them; [1979, c. 733, §18 (NEW).]
D. A description of sexual abuse or exploitation; [1979, c. 733, §18 (NEW).]
E. Family composition and evidence of prior abuse or neglect of the child or his siblings; [1979, c. 733, §18 (NEW).]
F. The source of the report, the person making the report, his occupation and where he can be contacted; [1979, c. 733, §18 (NEW).]
G. The actions taken by the reporting source, including a description of photographs or x rays taken; and [1979, c. 733, §18 (NEW).]
H. Any other information that the person making the report believes may be helpful. [1979, c. 733, §18 (NEW).]
1979, c. 733, §18 (NEW)
1979, c. 733, §18 (NEW).
2011, c. 402, §2 (AMD).
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