Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 210
Child Protection and Reformation

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August 28, 2013

210.001. Department of social services to meet needs of homeless, dependent
and neglected children--only certain regional child assessment
centers funded.
210.002. (Repealed L. 2010 H.B. 1965 A)
210.003. Immunizations of children required, when, exceptions--duties of
administrator, report.
210.004. Law enforcement agencies, record of custody of child.
210.025. Criminal background checks, persons receiving state or federal funds
for child care, procedure--rulemaking authority.
210.027. Direct payment recipients, child care providers--department's duties.
210.030. Blood tests of pregnant women.
210.040. Blood test results--confidential.
210.050. Reporting required.
210.060. Noncompliance a misdemeanor--penalty.
210.070. Prophylactic eyedrops at birth--report.
210.080. Report of infant eye inflammation, by whom.
210.090. Health officer to furnish copy of law to midwife--secretary of state
to print same.
210.100. Violation a misdemeanor.
210.101. Children's services commission established, members,
qualifications--meetings open to public, notice--rules--staff--ex
officio members.
210.102. Service commission's powers and duties--coordinating board for
early childhood established, members, powers.
210.103. Children's services commission fund created, purpose--investment--not
subject to general revenue transfer.
210.104. (Repealed L. 2006 S.B. 872, et al. A)
210.105. Missouri task force on prematurity and infant mortality
created--members, officers, expenses--duties--report--expiration
210.106. Failure to use passenger restraint system not to be basis for civil
actions--evidence inadmissible.
210.107. (Repealed L. 2006 S.B. 872, et al. A)
210.108. Dominic James Memorial Foster Care Reform Act, statutes involved.
210.109. Child protection system established by children's division, duties,
records, investigations or assessments and services--central
registry maintained.
210.110. Definitions.
210.111. (Repealed L. 2010 H.B. 1965 A)
210.112. Children's services providers and agencies, contracting with,
requirements--task force created--reports to general
assembly--rulemaking authority.
210.113. Accreditation goal, when to be achieved.
210.114. Qualified immunity for private contractor, when--exceptions.
210.115. Reports of abuse, neglect, and under age eighteen deaths--persons
required to report--supervisors and administrators not to impede
reporting--deaths required to be reported to the division or
child fatality review panel, when--report made to another state,
210.117. Child not reunited with parents or placed in a home, when.
210.120. Medical institution staff members, duties of.
210.122. Voluntary placement agreements, children in state custody solely
in need of mental health treatment--rulemaking authority.
210.125. Protective custody of child, who may take, reports required--temporary
protective custody defined.
210.127. Diligent search for biological parents required, when.
210.130. Oral reports, when and where made--contents of reports.
210.135. Immunity from liability granted to reporting person or institution,
when--exception--preliminary evaluation required, when.
210.140. Privileged communication not recognized, exception.
210.145. Telephone hotline for reports on child abuse--division duties,
protocols, law enforcement contacted immediately, investigation
conducted, when, exception--chief investigator named--family
support team meetings, who may attend--reporter's right to
receive information--admissibility of reports in custody cases.
210.147. Confidentiality of family support team meetings, exceptions--form
developed for core commitments made at meetings.
210.150. Confidentiality of reports and records, exceptions--violations,
210.152. Reports of abuse or neglect--division to retain certain
information--confidential, released only to authorized
persons--report removal, when--notice of agency's determination
to retain or remove, sent when--case reopened,
when--administrative review of determination--de novo judicial
210.153. Child abuse and neglect review board, established, members, duties,
records, rules.
210.155. Division to provide programs and information--division to continuously
inform persons required to report and public as to toll-free
telephones available for abuse reports.
210.160. Guardian ad litem, how appointed--when--fee--volunteer
advocates may be appointed to assist guardian--training
210.165. Penalty for violation.
210.166. Medical neglect of child, who may bring action--procedure.
210.167. Report to school district on violations of compulsory school
attendance law--referral by school district to prosecutor, when.
210.170. Children's trust fund board created--members,
procedure--staff--expenses--office of administration, duties.
210.171. Definitions.
210.172. Powers and duties of board.
210.173. Trust fund established--investment--disbursement, limitation,
exception--exempt from transfer to general revenue.
210.174. (Transferred 2004; now 143.1000)
210.180. Division employees to be trained.
210.183. Alleged perpetrator to be provided written description of
investigation process.
210.187. Child abuse and neglect services and funding, task force on
children's justice to make recommendations and award grant moneys.
210.188. Report to general assembly and governor, contents.
210.192. Child fatality review panel to investigate
deaths--qualifications--prosecutors and circuit attorneys to
organize--report on investigations--immunity from civil
liability--program for prevention.
210.194. Panels, coroners and medical examiners--rules authorized for
protocol and identifying suspicious deaths, procedure.
210.195. State technical assistance team, duties--regional coordinators,
appointment, duties--state child fatality review panel, appointment,
duties, findings and recommendations, content.
210.196. Hospitals and physicians, rules authorized for protocol and
identifying suspicious deaths--child death pathologist, qualification,
certification--rules, procedure--records, disclosure.
210.199. Licensure through the department of health and senior services
required for receipt of certain education funds.
210.201. Definitions.
210.203. Complaints against child care facilities, open records to be kept by
210.211. License required--exceptions--disclosure of licensure status, when.
210.215. Access to child and care providers during normal hours--exception
court orders restricting access.
210.221. Licenses to be issued by department of health and senior
services--duty to fix standards and make investigations--rule
variance granted when, procedure.
210.231. Department of health and senior services may delegate powers.
210.241. Judicial review.
210.245. Violations, penalties--prosecutor may file suit to oversee or prevent
operation of day care center--attorney general may seek
injunction, when.
210.251. State and federal funds to be made available to centers to upgrade
210.252. Fire, safety, health and sanitation inspections, procedure--variances
to rules granted when--rules authorized.
210.254. Religious organization operating facilities exempt under licensing
laws required to file parental notice of responsibility and fire,
safety inspections annually.
210.255. Religious organizations operating facility in violation,
procedure--noncompliance after notice, prosecutor may act or
attorney general.
210.256. Violations, penalties--injunction, procedure.
210.257. Rules, procedure to adopt.
210.258. Religious organizations operating facility, no interference permitted
with curriculum, personnel or selection of children--discipline
policies, explanation required for parent.
210.259. Nonreligious organization's agreement for child-care facility on
property of religious organization not deemed to be exclusive control
by religious organization.
210.275. Child care provided on elementary and secondary school property must
comply with child-care licensure provisions.
210.278. Exempt from licensure, when.
210.292. (Repealed L. 2010 H.B. 1965 A)
210.305. Grandparent placement preferred in emergency
placements--definitions--diligent efforts required, when.
210.320. Regulation of detention facility--taxation of cigarettes to support,
rate--discount for wholesaler--refunds--failing to affix stamps or pay
tax, penalty--possession of unstamped cigarettes, prima facie evidence
cigarettes intended for sale, exception--seizure of property, when,
procedure--rules, procedure--violation of a misdemeanor--budget
(certain first class counties).
210.481. Definitions.
210.482. Background checks for emergency placements, requirements,
exceptions--cost, paid by whom.
210.484. Residential care facilities license required.
210.485. Civil liability, for-profit child-placing agency or residential
care facility, when--state exemption.
210.486. License required, applicants to be investigated--provisional license,
when--periods of validity.
210.487. Background checks for foster families, requirements--costs, paid by
whom--rulemaking authority.
210.491. Investigation of certain facilities by the division, when--injunctive
relief, when.
210.496. Refusal to issue, suspension or revocation of licenses--grounds.
210.498. Access to records on the suspension or revocation of a foster home
license--procedure for release of information.
210.501. Application for licensure, form, contents.
210.506. Rules, procedure--promulgation, persons to be consulted.
210.511. Division to assist applicants in meeting license requirements and
establishing certain programs, how.
210.516. Exceptions to license requirement--division may not require
210.518. Departments' duties, classification of services to
children--interagency meetings for coordination of services.
210.521. Assistance for division in licensure of foster homes.
210.526. Grievance procedure for decisions of division, requirements--judicial
review authorized.
210.531. Violations or false statements, penalty.
210.535. Foster care and adoption assistance under federal Social Security
Act, amendments to plan and waivers to be submitted.
210.536. Cost of foster care, how paid--failure of parent to pay required
amount, court orders against assets, collection procedure.
210.537. County foster parent associations may be established, duties of
division of family services.
210.539. State health insurance, foster parents may purchase, when.
210.542. Training and standards for foster parents to be provided,
when--evaluation of foster parents.
210.543. Specialized foster parents, training, fiscal incentives.
210.545. Respite care facilities for foster families--rules and
210.551. Grievance procedure for decisions of division to be developed with
cooperation of foster parents group.
210.560. Money held by others for benefit of a child, definitions, liability to
the state for funds expended for child, when--money held by division
of family services for a child, accounting, deposit of funds, annual
statement, disposal of funds--escheat, when.
210.565. Relatives of child shall be given foster home placement,
when--relative, defined--order of preference--specific findings
required, when--sibling placement--age of relative not a factor,
when--federal requirements to be followed for placement of Native
American children--waiver of certain standards, when--GAL to
ascertain child's wishes, when.
210.566. Foster parents' bill of rights.
210.568. Juvenile offender regimented discipline program, certain
counties--commitments, manner--vote required to establish program,
210.570. Text of compact.
210.580. Compact binding, when.
210.590. Courts and agencies to cooperate to promote purposes of compact.
210.595. (Repealed L. 2007 S.B. 84 A)
210.600. (Repealed L. 2007 S.B. 84 A)
210.610. (Repealed L. 2007 S.B. 84 A)
210.617. Missouri state foster care and adoption board created, duties,
members, expenses, meetings--written annual report, when.
210.620. Compact enacted, text of compact.
210.622. Emergency placement of abused or neglected children across state
lines, approval required, when.
210.625. Financial responsibility for child, how fixed.
210.630. (Repealed L. 2007 S.B. 84 A)
210.635. Placement authority of courts, retention of jurisdiction.
210.640. Placements from nonparty states, procedure for.
210.650. Contingent effective date.
210.700. (Repealed L. 2007 S.B. 84 A)
210.710. Child committed to care of authorized agency--written report of status
required for court review, when--dispositional hearing, when,
purpose--child not returned home, when.
210.720. Court-ordered custody--written report of status required for court
review, when--permanency hearing when, purpose.
210.730. Court to have continuing jurisdiction for certain proceedings--duties
to review children under continued foster care, when--goals.
210.760. Placement in foster care--division's duties--removal of children
from school, restrictions.
210.761. Right to testify at foster care hearings, qualifications, limitation.
210.762. Family support team meetings to be held, when--who may attend--form to
be used.
210.764. Certain case records available for review by parents or guardians.
210.817. Definitions.
210.818. Relationship not dependent on marriage.
210.819. Parent and child relationship, how established.
210.822. Presumption of paternity--rebuttal of presumption, standard of proof.
210.823. Acknowledgment of paternity is considered a legal finding of
paternity--rescinding the acknowledgment.
210.824. Artificial insemination, consent required, duties of physician, effect
of physician's failure to comply with law--inspection of records
permitted, when.
210.826. Determination of father and child relationship, who may bring action,
when action may be brought.
210.828. Statute of limitations, exception--notification form required, when.
210.829. Jurisdiction, venue, severance--effect of failure to join action for
210.830. Parties--guardian ad litem, when appointed.
210.832. Pretrial proceedings, informal hearing before master--testimony of
party may be compelled, when--physician testimony not privileged,
when--bond required when, amount--temporary support order issued,
210.834. Blood tests--expert defined.
210.836. Evidence relating to paternity.
210.838. Pretrial recommendation--actions, effect of party's refusal to accept.
210.839. Civil action, procedure--admissibility of evidence, parties--default
judgment may be entered, when.
210.841. Judgment or order, contents--amount of support, presumption.
210.842. Costs.
210.843. Enforcement of judgment or order--payments to be made to circuit clerk
or family support payment center--failure to comply, civil contempt.
210.844. Applicability of certain statutes.
210.845. Modification of decree, when--procedure, burden.
210.846. Hearings and records, confidentiality--inspection allowed, when.
210.847. Grandparents liable for support payments for grandchildren,
when--amount of support, relevant factors.
210.848. Action to declare mother and child relationship.
210.849. Birth records.
210.850. Uniformity of application and construction.
210.851. Citation of law.
210.852. Application to actions commenced prior to effective date.
210.853. Parenting plan in paternity actions.
210.854. Paternity and support, setting aside of judgment, criteria--division
to track cases.
210.860. Tax levy, amount, purposes--ballot--deposit of funds in special
community children's services fund.
210.861. Board of directors, term, expenses, organization--powers--funds,
expenditure, purpose, restrictions.
210.865. Information system, tracking of children by court and by certain
state departments--information to be confidential, when.
210.870. Juvenile information governance commission created, members, duties,
meetings, annual report.
210.875. Children's services commission study, purpose.
210.877. Courts and agencies to provide information.
210.879. (Repealed L. 2007 S.B. 613 Revision A)
210.900. Definitions.
210.903. Family care safety registry and access line established, contents.
210.906. Registration form, contents--violation, penalty--fees--voluntary
registration permitted, when.
210.909. Department duties--information included in registry, when--registrant
210.912. Right to appeal, procedure.
210.915. Departmental collaboration on registry information--rulemaking
210.918. Toll-free telephone service maintained for access to information.
210.921. Release of registry information, when--limitations of
disclosure--immunity from liability, when.
210.922. Use of registry information by certain departments, when.
210.924. Rulemaking authority.
210.927. Annual report, when, contents.
210.930. (Repealed L. 2007 S.B. 613 Revision A)
210.933. Registration qualifies as compliance with other background check
requirements, elder-care workers, when.
210.936. Registry information deemed public record.
210.937. (Repealed L. 2003 S.B. 184 A)
210.950. Safe place for newborns act--definitions--procedure--immunity from
210.1007. List of children's products to be furnished to all child-care
facilities by department--disposal of unsafe products--inspections
by department--rulemaking authority.
210.1012. Amber alert system created--department to develop system
regions--false report, penalty.
210.1014. Amber alert system oversight committee created, duties, members,
compensation--rulemaking authority.
210.1050. Full school day defined--foster child entitled to full school day of
education--commissioner of education to be ombudsman.

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