45.2010 Reporting procedures.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 45.2010]

(a) Reports of known or suspected child abuse or neglect made under this chapter are immediately made to the department by a written report prepared by those persons required to report, if so requested by the receiving agency. The receiving agency forwards a copy of its own report to the central registry on forms supplied by the registry. If at any time a report of suspected child abuse or neglect is made to the agency, the department must be notified. If a report of suspected child abuse or neglect is made to the department, the agency must be notified.

(b) The reports, when possible, shall include the following information:

(1) the name, address, age, sex, religion and race of the child;

(2) the name and address of the responsible person;

(3) the nature and extent of the child’s injuries, including any evidence of previous known or suspected abuse or neglect of the child or the child’s siblings;

(4) the names and addresses of the persons responsible for the suspected abuse or neglect. if known;

(5) the family composition;

(6) the name, address, and occupation of the person making the report;

(7) any action taken by the reporting source; and

(8) any other information that the person making the report believes may be helpful in furthering the purposes of this chapter.

(c) Copies of the report of known or suspected child abuse or neglect are immediately transmitted by the receiving agency to the Attorney General’s office and to the department.

(d) A written report from persons or officials required by this chapter to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect is admissible as evidence in any proceeding relating to child abuse.

History: 1980, PL 16-71 § 1; amd 1988, PL 20-71.

Research Guide: CRS 19-10-108, 21 ASC 2906.

History: 1930, PL 16-71 § 1 Research Guide: 21 ASC 2905