Child Abuse Reporting Information Concerning Child
The bill requires, whenever possible, that a report of known or suspected child abuse or neglect made by a public school official or employee includes information as to whether the child who is the subject of the report has an individualized education program (IEP), as defined in statute.
Unless the child is in imminent danger of child abuse or neglect, prior to reporting the suspected child abuse or neglect, a public school official or employee shall request an immediate advisory meeting concerning the child with a least one person who is a primary teacher or special education teacher of the child, if applicable, to share information concerning the child and any IEP or safety plan for the child. Public school officials or employees are encouraged to provide a child's IEP with any report of suspected child abuse or neglect made by a public school official or employee.
The bill authorizes the state board of human services to adopt rules to include a notation or flag in a report or inquiry that the child who is the subject of the report or inquiry has been identified as a child who is neuroatypical.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)