§ 210.001 Department of social services to meet needs of homeless, dependent and ..
§ 210.003 Immunizations of children required, when, exceptions — duties of …
§ 210.004 Law enforcement agencies, record of custody of child
§ 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 eye drops at birth — objection to, when.
§ 210.080 Report of infant eye inflammation, by whom
§ 210.090 Health officer to furnish copy of law to midwife — secretary of state to …
§ 210.100 Violation a misdemeanor
§ 210.102 Coordinating board for early childhood established, members, powers — fund …
§ 210.106 Failure to use passenger restraint system not to be basis for civil actions ..
§ 210.108 Dominic James Memorial Foster Care Reform Act, statutes involved
§ 210.109 Child protection system established by children’s division, duties, ..
§ 210.110 Definitions
§ 210.112 Policy of state, system principles — evaluation tool — response and …
§ 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 …
§ 210.116 Sharing of information with child welfare agencies and law enforcement, when
§ 210.117 Child not reunited with parents or placed in a home, when
§ 210.118 Court finding of abuse by preponderance of evidence, responsible party to ..
§ 210.120 Medical institution staff members, duties of
§ 210.121 Unaccompanied youth — definitions — access to supportive services — status …
§ 210.122 Voluntary placement agreements, children in state custody solely in need of ..
§ 210.123 Temporary alternative placement agreements — definitions — purpose — …
§ 210.125 Protective custody of child, who may take, reports required — temporary …
§ 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, when — exception — preliminary evaluation …
§ 210.140 Privileged communication not recognized, exception
§ 210.143 Exempt-from-licensure residential care facilities, orders to present child, ..
§ 210.145 Telephone hotline for reports on child abuse — division duties, protocols, …
§ 210.146 Evaluation by SAFE CARE provider required, when–referral to juvenile ..
§ 210.147 Confidentiality of family support team meetings, exceptions — form …
§ 210.148 Juveniles with problem sexual behavior reports, procedure — definition — …
§ 210.150 Confidentiality of reports and records, exceptions — violations, penalty.
§ 210.152 Reports of abuse or neglect — division to retain or remove certain …
§ 210.153 Child abuse and neglect review board, established, members, duties, ..
§ 210.154 Missouri task force on the prevention of infant abuse and neglect created, ..
§ 210.155 Division to provide programs and information — division to continuously …
§ 210.156 Identifying information provided to state registrar, when — state registrar …
§ 210.160 Guardian ad litem, how appointed — when — fee — volunteer advocates may be …
§ 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 ..
§ 210.170 Children’s trust fund board created — members, appointment — qualifications …
§ 210.171 Definitions
§ 210.172 Powers and duties of board
§ 210.173 Trust fund established — investment — disbursement, limitation, exception — …
§ 210.180 Division employees to be trained
§ 210.183 Alleged perpetrator to be provided written description of investigation ..
§ 210.187 Child abuse and neglect services and funding, task force on children’s ..
§ 210.188 Report to general assembly and governor, contents
§ 210.192 Child fatality review panel to investigate deaths — members — prosecutors …
§ 210.194 Rules, guidelines and protocols — confidentiality requirements.
§ 210.195 State technical assistance team, duties — regional coordinators, …
§ 210.196 Hospitals and physicians, rules authorized for protocol and identifying ..
§ 210.199 Licensure through the department of health and senior services required for ..
§ 210.201 Definitions
§ 210.203 Complaints against child care facilities, open records to be kept by ..
§ 210.211 License required — exceptions — written notice of licensure status, when.
§ 210.215 Access to child and care providers during normal hours — exception court …
§ 210.221 Licenses to be issued by department of health and senior services — duty to …
§ 210.223 Safe sleep policy to be maintained, purpose — alternatives, written …
§ 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 …
§ 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 …
§ 210.254 Religious organization operating facilities exempt under licensing laws ..
§ 210.255 Religious organizations operating facility in violation, procedure — …
§ 210.256 Violations, penalties — injunction, procedure.
§ 210.257 Rules, procedure to adopt
§ 210.258 Religious organizations operating facility, no interference permitted with ..
§ 210.259 Nonreligious organization’s agreement for child-care facility on property ..
§ 210.275 Child care provided on elementary and secondary school property must comply ..
§ 210.278 Exempt from licensure, when
§ 210.305 Grandparent placement preferred in emergency placements — definitions — …
§ 210.320 Regulation of detention facility — taxation of cigarettes to support, rate …
§ 210.481 Definitions
§ 210.482 Background checks for emergency placements, requirements, exceptions — …
§ 210.484 Residential care facilities license required
§ 210.485 Civil liability, for-profit child-placing agency or residential care ..
§ 210.486 License required, applicants to be investigated — provisional license, when …
§ 210.487 Background checks for foster families, requirements — costs, paid by whom — …
§ 210.491 Investigation of certain facilities by the division, when — injunctive …
§ 210.493 Background checks required, when, content — procedure — ineligibility of …
§ 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 ..
§ 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 ..
§ 210.516 Exceptions to license requirement — division may not require documentation.
§ 210.518 Departments’ duties, classification of services to children — interagency …
§ 210.521 Assistance for division in licensure of foster homes
§ 210.526 Grievance procedure for decisions of division, requirements — judicial …
§ 210.531 Violations or false statements, penalty
§ 210.535 Foster care and adoption assistance under federal Social Security Act, ..
§ 210.536 Cost of foster care, how paid — failure of parent to pay required amount, …
§ 210.537 County foster parent associations may be established, duties of division
§ 210.539 State health insurance, foster parents may purchase, when
§ 210.542 Training and standards for foster parents to be provided, when — evaluation …
§ 210.543 Specialized foster parents, training, fiscal incentives
§ 210.545 Respite care facilities for foster families — rules and regulations — procedure.
§ 210.551 Grievance procedure for decisions of division to be developed with ..
§ 210.560 Money held by others for benefit of a child, definitions, liability to the ..
§ 210.564 Citation of law — foster care bill of rights.
§ 210.565 Relatives of child shall be given foster home placement, when — definitions …
§ 210.566 Foster parents’ bill of rights
§ 210.568 Juvenile offender regimented discipline program, certain counties — …
§ 210.570 Text of compact
§ 210.580 Compact binding, when
§ 210.590 Courts and agencies to cooperate to promote purposes of compact
§ 210.617 Missouri state foster care and adoption board created, duties, members, ..
§ 210.620 Compact enacted, text of compact
§ 210.620 v2 Compact enacted, text of compact
§ 210.622 Emergency placement of abused or neglected children across state lines, ..
§ 210.622 v2 Emergency placement of abused or neglected children across state lines, ..
§ 210.625 Financial responsibility for child, how fixed
§ 210.625 v2 Financial responsibility for child, how fixed
§ 210.630 Definitions — governor’s appointment of administrator authorized.
§ 210.635 Placement authority of courts, retention of jurisdiction
§ 210.635 v2 Placement authority of courts, retention of jurisdiction
§ 210.640 Placements from nonparty states, procedure for
§ 210.640 v2 Placements from nonparty states, procedure for
§ 210.650 Contingent effective date
§ 210.652 Electronic exchanging of data and documents
§ 210.660 Definitions
§ 210.665 Designated caregiver, court and parties to defer to reasonable decisions of ..
§ 210.670 Case plans, foster children fourteen and over to be consulted — copy of …
§ 210.675 Permanency plan of another planned permanent living arrangement, prohibited ..
§ 210.680 Rulemaking authority
§ 210.700 Definitions
§ 210.710 Child committed to care of authorized agency — written report of status …
§ 210.720 Court-ordered custody — written report of status required for court review, …
§ 210.730 Court to have continuing jurisdiction for certain proceedings — duties to …
§ 210.760 Placement in foster care — division’s duties — removal of children from …
§ 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 …
§ 210.764 Certain case records available for review by parents or guardians
§ 210.790 Foster parent standing for court proceedings
§ 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 — …
§ 210.824 Artificial insemination, consent required, duties of physician, effect of ..
§ 210.826 Determination of father and child relationship, who may bring action, when ..
§ 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 …
§ 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 …
§ 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 …
§ 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 …
§ 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 …
§ 210.860 Tax levy, amount, purposes — ballot — deposit of funds in special community …
§ 210.861 Board of directors, term, expenses, organization — powers — funds, …
§ 210.865 Information system, tracking of children by court and by certain state ..
§ 210.870 Juvenile information governance commission created, members, duties, ..
§ 210.875 Children’s services commission study, purpose
§ 210.877 Courts and agencies to provide information
§ 210.900 Definitions
§ 210.903 Family care safety registry and access line established, contents
§ 210.906 Registration form, contents — violation, penalty — fees — voluntary …
§ 210.909 Department duties — information included in registry, when — registrant …
§ 210.912 Right to appeal, procedure
§ 210.915 Departmental collaboration on registry information — rulemaking authority.
§ 210.918 Toll-free telephone service maintained for access to information
§ 210.921 Release of registry information, when — limitations of disclosure — …
§ 210.922 Use of registry information by certain departments, when
§ 210.924 Rulemaking authority
§ 210.927 Annual report, when, contents
§ 210.933 Registration qualifies as compliance with other background check ..
§ 210.936 Registry information deemed public record
§ 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 ..
§ 210.1012 Amber alert system created — department to develop system regions — false …
§ 210.1014 Amber alert system oversight committee created, duties, members, ..
§ 210.1030 Task force created, members, duties — termination date.
§ 210.1050 Full school day defined — foster child entitled to full school day of …
§ 210.1080 v2 Background checks required — definitions — procedure — ineligible for …
§ 210.1200 v2 Task force created, purpose, members, officers, duties — reports to general …
§ 210.1210 v2 Policy recommendations
§ 210.1225 Physical custody of child in division custody taken after hospitalization — …
§ 210.1250 v2 Citation of law
§ 210.1253 Definitions
§ 210.1256 Department of social services to be notification agency — access to …
§ 210.1259 Director of facility to provide notice — facility registration — …
§ 210.1262 Notification, filing, contents
§ 210.1263 Background checks required, when
§ 210.1264 Census and demographic information of children at facility and list of ..
§ 210.1265 Fire, safety, health, and sanitation inspections, facility to comply
§ 210.1268 Operation without proper notification, court injunction, when
§ 210.1271 Injunctive relief, when — cease operation orders, hearing — emergency …
§ 210.1274 Religious curriculum, program, or ministry — content not to be regulated by …
§ 210.1280 Facility compliance list to be maintained, contents
§ 210.1283 Failure to complete a background check, penalty
§ 210.1286 Rulemaking authority

Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 210 - Child Protection and Reformation

  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • 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.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • 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.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • En banc: In the bench or "full bench." Refers to court sessions with the entire membership of a court participating rather than the usual quorum. U.S. courts of appeals usually sit in panels of three judges, but may expand to a larger number in certain cases. They are then said to be sitting en banc.
  • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of the statutes, mean the section next preceding or next following that in which the reference is made, unless some other section is expressly designated in the reference. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Guardian: if used in a section in a context relating to property rights or obligations, means conservator of the estate as defined in Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Guardianship: if used in a section in a context relating to rights and obligations other than property rights or obligations, means guardian of the person as defined in Missouri Laws 1.020
  • hereafter: means the time after the statute containing it takes effect. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Incompetent: if used in a section in a context relating to actual occupational ability without reference to a court adjudication of incompetency, means the actual ability of a person to perform in that occupation. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legal tender: coins, dollar bills, or other currency issued by a government as official money. Source: U.S. Mint
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Month: means a calendar month, and "year" means a calendar year unless otherwise expressed, and is equivalent to the words year of our Lord. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Pro se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Property: includes real and personal property. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • State: when applied to any of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • voter: is used in the laws of this state it shall mean registered voter, or legal voter. See Missouri Laws 1.035
  • Ward: if used in a section in a context relating to the property rights and obligations of a person, means a protectee as defined in Missouri Laws 1.020