SB 949 | Relating To The Release Of Certain Child Fatality And Near Fatality Information For Abused Or Neglected Children
Author: Senator Carlos I. Uresti | Bill Summary
This legislation increases the information that the department must release regarding the death of a child due to abuse or neglect. This includes a description of family-based safety services offered by the department (and if they were accepted or declined) and whether or not a criminal investigation or criminal charges will commence as a result. It also directs the department to publish an Annual Child Fatality Report on child fatality investigations where the department investigated abuse or neglect, no matter what the finding. The schedule for the public hearing can be viewed here.
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