House Bill 1323: Protection for Individuals Alleged to Have Committed Abuse or Neglect

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Last Updated: February 25, 2013
House Bill 1323: Protection for Individuals Alleged to Have Committed Abuse or Neglect
Sponsors:
Representative Zerwas
Summary:

House Bill 1323 makes several positive changes to Texas law governing child abuse and neglect investigations. Under the provisions of this bill, parents who are about to be placed on the child abuse central registry have a right to an administrative hearing. Investigators are required to obtain either consent or a court order before doing a medical, psychological, or psychiatric examination of a child. Investigators are also required to give a list of the specific allegations they are investigating.

HSLDA's Position:
Support.

HSLDA believes that parents should be protected by due process during and after a child abuse investigation, including the right to know the allegations and the right to a hearing when appealing a listing on the child abuse central registry.

Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

02/14/2013     House     Introduced.
02/25/2013     House     Referred to Human Services.
Bill died in committee.

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