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FL H1663


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.

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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.

Legislative Session


2024 Regular Session


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2024-03-08Died in Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee
2024-01-13Now in Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee
2024-01-13Referred to Health & Human Services Committee
2024-01-13Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee
2024-01-13Referred to Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee
2024-01-091st Reading (Original Filed Version)