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CHAPTER 26-8A

PROTECTION OF CHILDREN FROM ABUSE OR NEGLECT

26-8A-1      Purpose of chapter.
26-8A-2      Abused or neglected child defined.
26-8A-3      Persons required to report child abuse or neglected child--Intentional failure as misdemeanor.
26-8A-4      Additional persons to report death resulting from abuse or neglect--Intentional failure as misdemeanor.
26-8A-5      Application of terms.
26-8A-6      Report of abuse or neglect by hospital personnel--Failure as misdemeanor--Written policy required.
26-8A-7      Child abuse or neglect reports by school personnel--Failure as misdemeanor--Written policy required.
26-8A-8      Oral report of abuse or neglect--To whom made--Response report.
26-8A-9      Investigation of oral report--Other action permitted--Appointment of attorney--Compensation.
26-8A-10      Report to social services--Content.
26-8A-10.1      Notice to child's parents of determination of abuse or neglect--Contents--Confidentiality.
26-8A-10.2      Exception to notice requirement.
26-8A-11      Request to amend or remove record--Administrative hearing--Decision.
26-8A-11.1      Request for a hearing to release name of complainant in unsubstantiated investigation.
26-8A-12      Operation of central registry for abuse and neglect--Adoption of rules.
26-8A-12.1      Abuse and neglect screening of head start employees and adoptive or foster parents.
26-8A-12.2      Abuse and neglect screening required of certain current and potential employees and volunteers_Written consent required.
26-8A-12.3      Central registry check of kinship, foster care, adoption, and child welfare agency employment applicants.
26-8A-12.4      Central registry check of prospective foster or adoptive parents at request of governmental social service agency for another state.
26-8A-13      Confidentiality of abuse or neglect information--Violation as misdemeanor--Release to certain parties.
26-8A-13.1      Certain child protection records to be provided to the court, court services, state's attorney, or agencies--Discovery--Fees.
26-8A-13.2      Consent of possible caretaker required for central registry screenings.
26-8A-14      Immunity from liability.
26-8A-15      Communications not privileged in child abuse or neglect cases.
26-8A-16      Photographs, videotapes, or other images, and medical examinations taken without consent--Disposition.
26-8A-17      Child protection teams.
26-8A-18      Appointment of counsel--Compensation--Assistance.
26-8A-19      Abused and neglected child defense fund--Distribution to counties--Pro rata.
26-8A-20      Appointment of representative of child's best interest--Duties.
26-8A-21      Reasonable efforts to eliminate need for removal--Reasonable efforts to return child to home--Determining adequacy of efforts.
26-8A-21.1      Exceptions to ยง 26-8A-21.
26-8A-21.2      Permanency hearing required if child is not to be returned to parents--Court to determine placement--Final dispositional hearing.


26-8A-22      Final decree of disposition--Permitted disposition when parental rights not terminated--Annual permanency hearing for child in foster care.
26-8A-22.1      Court to require instruction in parenting as part of sentence in certain convictions.
26-8A-23      Court-ordered medical, psychological or psychiatric treatment of spiritually-treated child.
26-8A-24      Periodic review hearings of foster care status--Petition for judicial action.
26-8A-25      Criteria for determining continued placement of child separate from home.
26-8A-26      Termination of parental rights--Return of child to parents or continued placement--Annual permanency hearing for child in foster care.
26-8A-26.1      Additional reasons for termination of parental rights.
26-8A-27      Final decree terminating parental rights of one or both parents--Child support arrearages--Custody of child.
26-8A-28      Notice of order or final decree--Service--Appeal.
26-8A-29      Continuing jurisdiction over abused or neglected child.
26-8A-29.1      Request for hearing by relative denied adoptive placement--Time limits--Intervention.
26-8A-30      Testimony of child by closed circuit television--Hearing to determine necessity.
26-8A-31      Persons allowed to be present during closed circuit television testimony--Display of defendant's image in room where witness testifies.
26-8A-32      Due regard to be afforded Indian Child Welfare Act.
26-8A-33      Proceeding involving child covered by Indian Child Welfare Act.
26-8A-34      Alcohol or drug testing as condition of child placement or return.


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