VA HB809 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Introduced on January 7 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-01-14 - Assigned HWI sub: Social Services
Pending: House Health, Welfare and Institutions: Social Services Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Child abuse and neglect; valid report or complaint; alleged abuser. Requires a local department of social services to conduct an investigation or family assessment when, among other things, a report or complaint of child abuse or neglect is received in which the alleged abuser (i) is the child's relative by blood, marriage, or adoption; (ii) is the child's caretaker or has supervisory control over such child; or (iii) resides or is regularly present in the same household as the child. The bill also amends the definition of "abused or neglected child" to accommodate this directive. Under current law, local departments are only required to conduct an investigation or family assessment when the alleged abuser is the child's parent or other caretaker.

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Child abuse and neglect; valid report or complaint, alleged abuser.



2020-01-14HouseAssigned HWI sub: Social Services
2020-01-07HouseReferred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
2020-01-07HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103251D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
632100(n/a)See Bill Text
6321508(n/a)See Bill Text

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