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Under current law, a police officer, law enforcement official, or a physician may request a juvenile officer to take a child into protective custody if such person has reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering from illness or injury or is in danger of personal harm by reason of his or her surroundings and that a case of child abuse or neglect exists. This act allows a Children's Division investigator within the Department of Social Services to do the same.
1/20/2010 S First Read--SB 805-Shields S140
1/25/2010 Second Read and Referred S Health, Mental Health, Seniors and Families Committee S166
2/9/2010 Hearing Conducted S Health, Mental Health, Seniors and Families Committee
This bill failed to pass, and is now dead.
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