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ACT NO. 78

(H.114)

Child Abuse Investigation Interviews of Other Children in the Same Home

This act amends and clarifies the standards and procedures used by the Commissioner of Social and Rehabilitation Services in child abuse and neglect investigations by requiring the consideration of all enumerated criteria to the extent reasonably possible. This act adds the requirement that any other child living in an alleged abusive environment be identified, evaluated, and interviewed in the presence of a disinterested adult.

Effective Date: July 1, 2000