Establishment and Maintenance of Central Registries for Child Abuse or Neglect Reports - Michigan

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Establishment

Citation: Comp. Laws § 722.627

The Department of Human Services shall maintain a statewide, electronic central registry.

Purpose

Citation: Comp. Laws §§ 722.627; 722.622

The central registry shall be used to:

  • Carry out the intent of the reporting laws
  • Keep a record of all reports filed with the department

Contents

Citation: Comp. Laws § 722.622

The central registry shall maintain all reports filed with the department in which relevant and accurate evidence of child abuse or neglect is found to exist.

A central registry case is a child protective services case that the department has classified as category I or category II. For a child protective services case that was investigated before July 1, 1999, central registry case means an allegation of child abuse or neglect that the department substantiated.

Maintenance

Citation: Comp. Laws § 722.628(11)

The department shall enter each report that is the subject of a field investigation into the Child Protective Service Information (CPSI) system. The department shall maintain a report entered on the CPSI system as required by this subsection until the child about whom the investigation is made is age 18 or until 10 years after the investigation was commenced, whichever is later, or, if the case is classified as a central registry case, until the department receives reliable information that the perpetrator of the child abuse or child neglect is dead.