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HB 1279: Child Psychological Abuse


Child Psychological Abuse; Revises definition of "harm" & provision relating to mandatory reporting requirements for child abuse, abandonment, & neglect to include child psychological abuse; requires Board of Psychology within DOH to revise continuing education requirements for renewal of license to practice psychology to include child psychological abuse.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 5/5/2017 House - Died in Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    3/5/2017 House • Filed
    3/7/2017 House • Introduced -HJ 132
    3/10/2017 House • Referred to Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 350
    5/5/2017 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee

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  • HB 1279, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/5/2017 at 4:13 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 1342 Child Psychological Abuse Torres Identical Last Action: 5/5/2017 S Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs

    Citations - Statutes (2)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    39.01 Definitions. Page 1 (pdf)
    39.201 Mandatory reports of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect; mandatory reports of death; central abuse hotline. Page 2 (pdf)

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