Child Protective Investigations
Revises the definition of "abuse"; prohibits DCF from initiating protective investigation based solely on parent's religious beliefs or ideology; requires child protective investigator to provide brief summary, verbal notification, & verbal or written summary of certain information to parents & legal custodians; provides requirements for such summaries & notification.
Referring to and raising a child in a manner consistent with the child's biological sex, including any related mental health or medical decisions, may not in itself constitute abuse. [...] The department may not initiate a protective investigation or otherwise infringe on a parent's parental rights solely on the basis of the parent's religious beliefs or ideology.
2024 Regular Session
|Now in Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee
|Referred to Health & Human Services Committee
|Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee
|Referred to Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee
|1st Reading (Original Filed Version)