45.2021 Central registry-Telephone number for reporting cases.

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There is a single telephone number that all persons, whether mandated by law or not, may use to report cases of suspected child abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect and that all persons so authorized by this chapter may use for determining the existence of prior records in order to evaluate the condition or circumstances of the child before them. The oral telephone reports are immediately transmitted by the central registry to the Director of Health together with any previous report concerning the subject of the report or any other pertinent information.

History: 1980, PL 16-71 § 1.

Research Guide: 21 ASC 2912.