|Posted:||February 25, 2013 03:54 PM|
|From:||Senator Bob Mensch|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Improving the exchange of child abuse information among medical practitioners and county agencies (Corrected Memo)|
|I am introducing legislation to address a specific recommendation made by the Task Force on Child Protection established by Senate Resolution 250, not SR 20 as referred to in a previously circulated memo. My legislation will improve the exchange of child abuse information among medical practitioners and county children and youth agencies.
A licensed medical practitioner who reports child abuse or a child needing protective services must provide the following information to the county agency:
Parental consent is not required for the practitioner to provide this information.
At the request of a medical practitioner, the county agency must provide the following information:
When an assessment, investigation or the provision of services is initiated by a county agency, that agency must notify the child's primary care provider and other licensed medical practitioner who is providing ongoing care to the child of the reason for the assessment, investigation or provision of protective services to the child and a service plan developed for the child and the child's family.
Introduced as SB27