PROTECTION OF CHILDREN FROM ABUSE OR NEGLECT
26-8A-1 Purpose of chapter.
26-8A-2 Abused or neglected child defined.
26-8A-3 Persons required to report child abuse or neglected child--Intentional failure as misdemeanor.
26-8A-4 Additional persons to report death resulting from abuse or neglect--Intentional failure as misdemeanor.
26-8A-5 Application of terms.
26-8A-6 Report of abuse or neglect by hospital personnel--Failure as misdemeanor--Written policy required.
26-8A-7 Child abuse or neglect reports by school personnel--Failure as misdemeanor--Written policy required.
26-8A-8 Oral report of abuse or neglect--To whom made--Response report.
26-8A-9 Investigation of oral report--Other action permitted--Appointment of attorney--Compensation.
26-8A-10 Report to social services--Content.
26-8A-10.1 Notice to child's parents of determination of abuse or neglect--Contents--Confidentiality.
26-8A-10.2 Exception to notice requirement.
26-8A-11 Request to amend or remove record--Administrative hearing--Decision.
26-8A-11.1 Request for a hearing to release name of complainant in unsubstantiated investigation.
26-8A-12 Operation of central registry for abuse and neglect--Adoption of rules.
26-8A-12.1 Abuse and neglect screening of head start employees and adoptive or foster parents.
26-8A-12.2 Abuse and neglect screening required of certain current and potential employees and volunteers_Written consent required.
26-8A-12.3 Central registry check of kinship, foster care, adoption, and child welfare agency employment applicants.
26-8A-12.4 Central registry check of prospective foster or adoptive parents at request of governmental social service agency for another state.
26-8A-13 Confidentiality of abuse or neglect information--Violation as misdemeanor--Release to certain parties.
26-8A-13.1 Certain child protection records to be provided to the court, court services, state's attorney, or agencies--Discovery--Fees.
26-8A-13.2 Consent of possible caretaker required for central registry screenings.
26-8A-14 Immunity from liability.
26-8A-15 Communications not privileged in child abuse or neglect cases.
26-8A-16 Photographs, videotapes, or other images, and medical examinations taken without consent--Disposition.
26-8A-17 Child protection teams.
26-8A-18 Appointment of counsel--Compensation--Assistance.
26-8A-19 Abused and neglected child defense fund--Distribution to counties--Pro rata.
26-8A-20 Appointment of representative of child's best interest--Duties.
26-8A-21 Reasonable efforts to eliminate need for removal--Reasonable efforts to return child to home--Determining adequacy of efforts.
26-8A-21.1 Exceptions to § 26-8A-21.
26-8A-21.2 Permanency hearing required if child is not to be returned to parents--Court to determine placement--Final dispositional hearing.
Final decree of disposition--Permitted disposition when parental rights not terminated--Annual permanency hearing for child in foster care. 26-8A-22.1
Court to require instruction in parenting as part of sentence in certain convictions. 26-8A-23
Court-ordered medical, psychological or psychiatric treatment of spiritually-treated child. 26-8A-24
Periodic review hearings of foster care status--Petition for judicial action. 26-8A-25
Criteria for determining continued placement of child separate from home. 26-8A-26
Termination of parental rights--Return of child to parents or continued placement--Annual permanency hearing for child in foster care. 26-8A-26.1
Additional reasons for termination of parental rights. 26-8A-27
Final decree terminating parental rights of one or both parents--Child support arrearages--Custody of child. 26-8A-28
Notice of order or final decree--Service--Appeal. 26-8A-29
Continuing jurisdiction over abused or neglected child. 26-8A-29.1
Request for hearing by relative denied adoptive placement--Time limits--Intervention. 26-8A-30
Testimony of child by closed circuit television--Hearing to determine necessity. 26-8A-31
Persons allowed to be present during closed circuit television testimony--Display of defendant's image in room where witness testifies. 26-8A-32
Due regard to be afforded Indian Child Welfare Act. 26-8A-33
Proceeding involving child covered by Indian Child Welfare Act. 26-8A-34
Alcohol or drug testing as condition of child placement or return.