Cross-Reporting Among Agencies That Respond to Child Abuse and Neglect - Michigan

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Cross-Reporting Between Child Protective Services and Law Enforcement

Citation: Comp. Laws § 722.623(b)(5)-(7)

Upon receipt of a written report of suspected child abuse or child neglect, the Department of Health and Human Services may provide copies to the prosecuting attorney and the probate court of the counties in which the child suspected of being abused or neglected resides and is found.

If an allegation, written report, or subsequent investigation of suspected child abuse or child neglect indicates a violation of penal code §§ 750.136b (child abuse), 750.145c (child sexual abuse or exploitation), 750.462a to 750.462h (human trafficking), and 750.520b to 750.520g (criminal sexual conduct); or public health code § 333.7401c (manufacture of a controlled substance) involving methamphetamine has occurred; or if the allegation, written report, or subsequent investigation indicates that the suspected child abuse or child neglect was committed by an individual who is not a person responsible for the child's health or welfare, including, but not limited to, a member of the clergy, a teacher, or a teacher's aide, the department shall transmit a copy of the allegation or written report and the results of any investigation to a law enforcement agency in the county in which the incident occurred.

If an allegation, written report, or subsequent investigation indicates that the individual who committed the suspected child abuse or child neglect is a child care provider and the department believes that the report has basis in fact, the department shall, within 24 hours of completion, transmit a copy of the written report or the results of the investigation to the child care regulatory agency with authority over the child care provider's child care organization or adult foster care location authorized to care for a child.

If a local law enforcement agency receives an allegation or written report of suspected child abuse or child neglect or discovers evidence of or receives a report of an individual allowing a child to be exposed to or to have contact with methamphetamine production, and the allegation, written report, or subsequent investigation indicates that the child abuse or child neglect or allowing a child to be exposed to or to have contact with methamphetamine production was committed by a person responsible for the child's health or welfare, the local law enforcement agency shall refer the allegation or provide a copy of the written report and the results of any investigation to the county department of the county in which the abused or neglected child is found.

If an allegation, written report, or subsequent investigation indicates that the individual who committed the suspected child abuse or child neglect or allowed a child to be exposed to or to have contact with methamphetamine production is a child care provider and the local law enforcement agency believes that the report has basis in fact, the local law enforcement agency shall transmit a copy of the written report or the results of the investigation to the child care regulatory agency with authority over the child care provider's child care organization or adult foster care location authorized to care for a child. Nothing in this section relieves the department of its responsibilities to investigate reports of suspected child abuse or child neglect under this act.

Other Reporting Requirements

This issue is not addressed in the statutes and regulations reviewed.