2017 Regular Session
|At the request of:||(at the request of Senate Interim Committee on Human Services and Early Childhood)|
|Regular Sponsors:||(Presession Filed)|
|Bill Title:||Relating to abuse reporting regarding children in care; declaring an emergency.|
|Catchline/Summary:||Expands definition of "child in care" to include children receiving care and services from certified foster homes and developmental disabilities residential facilities.
Excludes child from definition of "child in care" when care is provided in child's home by child's parent. Defines "involuntary seclusion" for purposes of definition of "abuse." Expands abuse reporting requirements and responsibilities to certified foster homes and developmental disabilities residential facilities. Exempts certain entities from having procedures and protocols to report abuse, and from providing annual trainings and written materials, if entity has no employees, staff or volunteers. Becomes operative on January 1, 2018. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
|Fiscal Impact:||Fiscal Impact Issued|
|Revenue Impact:||No Revenue Impact|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|
|Current Location:||In Senate Committee|
|Current Committee:||Joint Committee On Ways and Means|