House Bill 182
149th General Assembly (Present)
Becomes effective upon date of signature of the Governor or upon date specified
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 16 AND 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO RESPONSES TO CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT.
This bill clarifies that the reviews of child abuse and neglect deaths and near deaths are confidential and should not be used in any proceedings. It ensures that the committees and panels who do the work on behalf of the Child Protection Accountability Commission are protected. Finally, the bill clarifies that any duties of the State for public disclosure in these cases under the federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act will not be fulfilled by these confidential reviews conducted by the Commission as Delaware’s Citizen Review Panel.