§ 40-11-1 Policy
§ 40-11-2 Definitions
§ 40-11-3 Duty to report — Deprivation of nutrition or medical treatment
§ 40-11-3.1 Duty to report death of child due to child abuse or neglect
§ 40-11-3.2 False reporting of child abuse and neglect
§ 40-11-3.3 Duty to report — Sexual abuse of a child in an educational program
§ 40-11-4 Immunity from liability
§ 40-11-5 Protective custody by physician or law enforcement officer
§ 40-11-6 Report by physicians and health care providers of abuse or neglect
§ 40-11-6.1 Penalty for failure to report or perform required act
§ 40-11-7 Investigation of reports — Petition for removal from custody — Report to child advocate — Attorney general — Court-appointed special advocate
§ 40-11-7.1 Family court proceedings
§ 40-11-7.2 Evidence
§ 40-11-7.3 Mediation of child protection matters
§ 40-11-8 Injury control unit
§ 40-11-9 Duties of law enforcement agency
§ 40-11-10 Use of physician’s report for petition for removal
§ 40-11-11 Abrogation of privileged communications
§ 40-11-12 Award of custody
§ 40-11-12.1 Family court review
§ 40-11-12.2 Permanency plan — Order of court
§ 40-11-12.3 Guardianship subsidy
§ 40-11-12.4 Restraining orders
§ 40-11-13 Confidentiality of reports and records — Penalty for disclosure
§ 40-11-13.1 Destruction of reports and records
§ 40-11-14 Right to representation in court proceedings
§ 40-11-15 Religious practices
§ 40-11-16 Severability
§ 40-11-17 Shaken baby syndrome prevention initiative

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 40-11

  • Child: means a person under the age of eighteen (18). See Rhode Island General Laws 40-11-2.
  • Child protective investigator: means an employee of the department charged with responsibility for investigating complaints and/or referrals of child abuse and/or neglect and institutional child abuse and/or neglect. See Rhode Island General Laws 40-11-2.
  • Department: means department of children, youth and families. See Rhode Island General Laws 40-11-2.
  • Educational program: means any public or private school, including boarding schools, or any home-schooling program. See Rhode Island General Laws 40-11-2.
  • Health-care provider: means any provider of health care services involved in the delivery or care of infants and/or care of children. See Rhode Island General Laws 40-11-2.
  • in writing: include printing, engraving, lithographing, and photo-lithographing, and all other representations of words in letters of the usual form. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-16.
  • Institution: means any private or public hospital or other facility providing medical and/or psychiatric diagnosis, treatment, and care. See Rhode Island General Laws 40-11-2.
  • Institutional child abuse and neglect: means situations of known or suspected child abuse or neglect where the person allegedly responsible for the abuse or neglect is a foster parent or the employee of a public or private residential child-care institution or agency; or any staff person providing out-of-home care or situations where the suspected abuse or neglect occurs as a result of the institution's practices, policies, or conditions. See Rhode Island General Laws 40-11-2.
  • Law-enforcement agency: means the police department in any city or town and/or the state police. See Rhode Island General Laws 40-11-2.
  • oath: includes affirmation; the word "sworn" includes affirmed; and the word "engaged" includes either sworn or affirmed. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-11.
  • person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6.
  • Physician: means any licensed doctor of medicine, licensed osteopathic physician, and any physician, intern, or resident of an institution as defined in subsection (7). See Rhode Island General Laws 40-11-2.
  • Probable cause: means facts and circumstances based upon as accurate and reliable information as possible that would justify a reasonable person to suspect that a child is abused or neglected. See Rhode Island General Laws 40-11-2.
  • Shaken-baby syndrome: means a form of abusive head trauma, characterized by a constellation of symptoms caused by other than accidental traumatic injury resulting from the violent shaking of and/or impact upon an infant or young child's head. See Rhode Island General Laws 40-11-2.
  • town: may be construed to include city; the words "town council" include city council; the words "town clerk" include city clerk; the words "ward clerk" include clerk of election district; the words "town treasurer" include city treasurer; and the words "town sergeant" include city sergeant. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-9.