DEFINITIONS

WHAT IS CHILD ABUSE?
It's REPEATED MISTREATMENT or NEGLECT of a child by parent's or other guardian resulting in INJURY or HARM.
WHAT IS CHILD NEGLECT?
It's a continued failure to provide a child with NEEDED CARE AND PROTECTION.
Every child's well-being depends on;
PROPER FOOD, clothing, shelter, medical care, and supervision.
PLENTY OF ATTENTION, and affection.
POSITIVE SCHOOL EXPERIENCES.
CHILD PROTECTION LAW
AN ACT to require the reporting of child abuse and neglect by certain persons; to permit the reporting of child abuse and neglect by all persons; to provide for the protection of children who are abused or neglected; to authorize limited detainment in protective custody; to authorize medical examinations; to prescribe the powers and duties of the state department of social services to prevent child abuse and neglect; to prescribe certain powers and duties of local law enforcement agencies; to safeguard and enhance the welfare of children and preserve family life; to provide for the appointment of legal counsel; to provide for the abrogation of privileged communications; to provide civil and criminal immunity for certain persons; to provide rules of evidence in certain cases; to provide for confidentiality of records; to provide for the expungement of certain records; to prescribe penalties; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts.
History: 1975. Act 238. Eft. Oct. 1, 1975;
Am. 1988, Act 372, Eft. Mar. 30, 1989.