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§ 5-7A-06. Duties

West's Annotated Code of MarylandFamily Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Family Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 5. Children (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 7a. State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-7A-06
§ 5-7A-06. Duties
Duties of Council
(a) In addition to any duties set forth elsewhere, the Council shall, by examining the policies and procedures of State and local agencies and specific cases that the Council considers necessary to perform its duties under this section, evaluate the extent to which State and local agencies are effectively discharging their child protection responsibilities in accordance with:
(1) the State plan under 42 U.S.C. § 5106a(b);
(2) the child protection standards set forth in 42 U.S.C. § 5106a(b); and
(3) any other criteria that the Council considers important to ensure the protection of children, including:
(i) a review of the extent to which the State child protective services system is coordinated with the foster care and adoption program established under Part E of Title IV of the Social Security Act;1 and
(ii) a review of child fatalities and near fatalities.
Relationship to local citizens review panel
(b) The Council may request that a local citizens review panel established under § 5-539.2 of this title conduct a review under this section and report its findings to the Council.
Coordinate activities to avoid duplication of effort
(c) The Council shall coordinate its activities under this section with the State Citizens Review Board for Children, local citizens review panels, and the child fatality review teams in order to avoid unnecessary duplication of effort.
Special members
(d) The chairperson of the Council may designate members of the Children's Justice Act Committee as special members of the Council for the purpose of carrying out the duties set forth in this section.


Added by Acts 1999, c. 355, § 1, eff. July 1, 1999; Acts 1999, c. 356, § 1, eff. July 1, 1999.


Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, 49 Stat. 620, codified at 42 U.S.C.A. § 301 et seq.
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-7A-06, MD FAMILY § 5-7A-06
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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