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The term of the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities expired on March 18, 2016.

Feds call for input on reporting laws for abuse-related child deaths

Filed in CECANF in the News By on April 17, 2015

Nevada isn’t alone in dealing with conflicting interpretations of state and federal laws on the public disclosure of abuse-related child fatalities.

Other states struggle with the same issue, a plight that’s drawn the attention of federal officials who are now attempting to better understand the “breadth of opinion in the field.”

On March 22, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on the clash between Nevada and Clark County over what state and federal laws actually require when it comes to reporting child deaths and near deaths to the public.

Shortly after, the federal Administration of Children and Families announced it would be gathering public comment on the issue, with input being accepted until the end of June. Read more»

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