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At the request of: (at the request of Senate Interim Committee on Human Services and Early Childhood)
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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.
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Fiscal Impact: Fiscal Impact Issued
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
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Current Location: In Senate Committee
Current Committee: Joint Committee On Ways and Means
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