Substitute for Raised H.B. No. 5243 Session Year 2022
AN ACT CONCERNING THE IDENTIFICATION AND PREVENTION OF AND RESPONSE TO ADULT SEXUAL MISCONDUCT AGAINST CHILDREN.
To require the Department of Public Health to administer the Connecticut School Health Survey to students in high schools; to require school personnel to complete training when a student in the school has been the victim of abuse by an adult; to require the Department of Children and Families to develop or adopt bystander training, appropriate interaction with children training, investigative training and victim sensitivity training programs; to extend the statute of limitations for failure to report as a mandated reporter from one year to three years; to authorize the Department of Education to suspend an educator's teaching license if an allegation of abuse or neglect has been substantiated; to require school districts and child care providers to conduct investigations of allegations of abuse or neglect in accordance with a checklist developed by the Department of Children and Families; to require the Department of Education and the Office of Early Childhood to develop a screening checklist for the hiring of prospective employees; and to make such training programs available to youth-serving and religious organizations.