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Senate Bill No. 308

Public Act No. 04-48

AN ACT CONCERNING NOTIFICATION OF CHILD NEGLECT REPORTS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 17a-103c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2004):

Upon the receipt of a report of suspected abuse or neglect of any child committed to the Commissioner of Children and Families as delinquent, the Department of Children and Families shall, no later than ten days after receipt of [the complaint] such report, provide written notification of such report to the child's legal guardian and the child's attorney in the delinquency proceeding that resulted in the commitment. If, after investigation, the department substantiates the reported abuse or neglect, the department shall, no later than ten days after [receipt of the complaint] substantiation of such abuse or neglect, provide written notification of the substantiated report of abuse or neglect to the child's legal guardian and the child's attorney in the delinquency proceeding that resulted in the commitment. [of the substantiation of the reported abuse. ]

Approved May 4, 2004