Chapter16. CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT.  


Article 1. Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention.
§ 26-16-1. Short title.
§ 26-16-2. Definitions.
§ 26-16-3. Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board - Board created; department created; director; staff.
§ 26-16-3.1. Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board - Transfer of rights, duties, property, etc., to Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention.
§ 26-16-4. Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board - Composition; terms; officers and committees; compensation.
§ 26-16-5. Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board - Public biannual meetings required; notice; books, records, etc., to be public records.
§ 26-16-6. Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board - Duties and functions of board and department.
§ 26-16-7. Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board - Recommendation to Governor, etc., of changes in state programs which will reduce problem of child abuse, etc.
§ 26-16-8. Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board - Acceptance of federal funds; authorized; conditions; disposition of funds.
§ 26-16-9. Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board - Disbursement generally.
§ 26-16-10. Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board - Criteria for making grants to local councils.
§ 26-16-11. Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board - Promulgation of rules.
§ 26-16-12. Review of board conducted every five years.
§ 26-16-13. State agencies to share information concerning investigations of child abuse or neglect.
Article 2. Children's Trust Fund.
§ 26-16-30. Creation of fund; purpose; investment; disposition.
§ 26-16-31. (Repealed effective for tax years beginning after December 31, 2005) State income tax refund designation program - Authorization; procedure.
§ 26-16-32. State income tax refund designation program - Disposition of contributions.
§ 26-16-33. General repealer; construction of article.
Article 3. Multi-disciplinary Child Protection Teams.
§ 26-16-50. Department of Human Resources to provide for teams; composition of teams.
§ 26-16-51. Department of Human Resources to adopt guidelines and criteria; general role and functions of teams.
§ 26-16-52. Ad hoc child abuse protection team advisory committee created; composition, duties, etc.; annual report.
§ 26-16-53. Existing child abuse prevention teams preserved and exempted from article.
Article 4. Alabama Network of Children's Advocacy Centers.
§ 26-16-70. Membership; eligibility.
§ 26-16-71. Allocation of funds to eligible centers.
§ 26-16-72. Initial funding; failure to meet standards.
§ 26-16-73. Allocation of funds by network board of directors.
Article 5. Child Death Review Teams.
§ 26-16-90. Legislative findings.
§ 26-16-91. Definitions.
§ 26-16-92. State policy.
§ 26-16-93. State Child Death Review Team - Created.
§ 26-16-94. State Child Death Review Team - Purpose; duties.
§ 26-16-95. Liability of team members.
§ 26-16-96. Local child death review teams.
§ 26-16-97. Meetings; disclosure of information; violation; penalties.
§ 26-16-98. Confidentiality of information and records.
§ 26-16-99. Duties of coroner/medical examiner.
Article 6. Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Investigation Act.
§ 26-16-110. Short title.
§ 26-16-111. Legislative findings.
§ 26-16-112. Definitions.
§ 26-16-113. Alabama Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Investigation Team.
§ 26-16-114. Investigations; training; protocol and reporting forms.
§ 26-16-115. Duties of county coroner or medical examiner.