2012 Code of Alabama
Title 26 - INFANTS AND INCOMPETENTS.
Chapter 14 - REPORTING OF CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT.
Section 26-14-6.1 - Duties and responsibilities for investigation of reports.
Duties and responsibilities for investigation of reports.
The duty and responsibility for the investigation of reports of suspected child abuse or neglect shall be as follows:
(1) Reports of suspected child abuse or neglect involving disciplinary or corporal punishment committed in a public or private school or kindergarten shall be investigated by law enforcement agencies.
(2) Reports of suspected child abuse or neglect committed in a state-operated child residential facility shall be investigated by law enforcement agencies.
(3) All other reports of suspected child abuse and neglect shall be investigated by the Department of Human Resources.
(Acts 1993, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 93-890, p. 162, §1.)
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