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- Child Abuse and Neglect - Definition of Neglect
- Sponsored by
- Delegate Lopez
- In the House - Hearing 2/10 at 1:00 p.m.
- Fiscal and Policy Note
Altering the definition of "neglect" in provisions of law relating to child abuse and neglect and children in need of assistance to provide that "neglect" on the part of a victim of domestic violence does not include failure to protect the child from witnessing domestic violence, failure to leave the home in which the alleged perpetrator resides, failure to end a relationship with a certain perpetrator, failure to report the domestic violence to law enforcement or social services, or failure to seek a protective order.
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2022
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