House Bill 217
152nd General Assembly (Present)
House Judiciary 6/8/23 (Tabled in Committee)
Committee Hearing takes place within twelve legislative days.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT INVESTIGATIONS.
This Act requires that parents and other persons under investigation for child abuse and neglect be given written and oral notice of the allegations made against them; the right to consult counsel prior to speaking with a DSCYF investigator; the right to refuse entry to the DSCYF investigator; the right to withhold consent to medical examinations of the children; the right to refuse to submit to a drug test; and the right to consult legal counsel prior to signing a safety plan.
Takes effect upon being signed into law