2020 Arkansas Code
Title 12 - Law Enforcement, Emergency Management, and Military Affairs
Subtitle 2 - Law Enforcement Agencies and Programs
Chapter 18 - Child Maltreatment Act
Subchapter 7 - Investigative Findings
§ 12-18-703. Notice generally

Universal Citation: AR Code § 12-18-703 (2020)
  1. (a) The Department of Human Services and the Department of Arkansas State Police shall notify each alleged offender of the child maltreatment investigative determination whether true or unsubstantiated.

  2. (b)

    1. (1) In every case in which a report is determined to be true, the Department of Human Services and the Department of Arkansas State Police shall notify the alleged offender of the investigative determination by certified mail, restricted delivery, or by process server as permitted under Rule 4 of the Arkansas Rules of Civil Procedure.

    2. (2) Failure of service under subdivision (b)(1) of this section is not deemed failure of notice if the alleged offender has actual notice.

  3. (c)

    1. (1) The notice of the investigative determination shall include a statement that the request for an administrative hearing shall be made within thirty (30) days of the receipt of notice under subsection (b) of this section.

    2. (2) An alleged offender is not entitled to an automatic administrative hearing if:

      1. (A) The allegations are determined to be true; and

      2. (B) The alleged offender's name is exempt from placement in the Child Maltreatment Central Registry.

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