CHAPTER 84

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 118

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO REPORTS OF ABUSE OR NEGLECT.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend § 904, Title 16 of the Delaware Code by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions shown by underline as follows:

§ 904 Nature and content of report; to whom made.

Any report of child abuse or neglect required to be made under this chapter shall be made by contacting the Child Abuse and Neglect Report Line for to the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families. An immediate oral report shall be made by telephone or otherwise. Reports and the contents thereof including a written report, if requested, shall be made in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Division, or in accordance with the rules and regulations adopted by the Division.  No individual with knowledge of child abuse or neglect or knowledge that leads to a good faith suspicion of child abuse or neglect shall rely on another individual who has less direct knowledge to call the aforementioned Report Line.

Approved July 10, 2015