§ 26-14-1 Definitions
§ 26-14-2 Purpose of chapter
§ 26-14-3 Mandatory reporting
§ 26-14-4 Permissive reporting
§ 26-14-5 Contents of reports
§ 26-14-6 Temporary protective custody
§ 26-14-6.1 Duties and responsibilities for investigation of reports
§ 26-14-7 Duties of Department of Human Resources
§ 26-14-7.1 Due process rights for persons under investigation by department
§ 26-14-7.2 Child denied medical treatment due to parents’ religious beliefs
§ 26-14-8 Statewide central registry
§ 26-14-9 Immunity from liability for actions under chapter
§ 26-14-10 Doctrine of privileged communications not grounds for exclusion of evidence as to child’s injuries
§ 26-14-11 Appointment of attorney to represent child
§ 26-14-12 Establishment of regulations by Department of Human Resources
§ 26-14-13 Penalty for failure to make required report

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 26 > Chapter 14

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bailiff: a court officer who enforces the rules of behavior in courtrooms.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • preceding: means next before. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.