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The 2001 Florida Statutes

Title XVI
Education
Chapter 232
Compulsory School Attendance; Child Welfare
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Section 232.50, Florida Statutes 2001

232.50  Child abuse, abandonment, and neglect policy.--Every school board shall:

(1)  Post in a prominent place in each school a notice that, pursuant to chapter 39, all employees or agents of the district school board have an affirmative duty to report all actual or suspected cases of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect, have immunity from liability if they report such cases in good faith, and have a duty to comply with child protective investigations and all other provisions of law relating to child abuse, abandonment, and neglect. The notice shall also include the statewide toll-free telephone number of the central abuse hotline.

(2)  Provide that the superintendent, or the superintendent's designee, at the request of the Department of Children and Family Services, will act as a liaison to the Department of Children and Family Services and the child protection team, as defined in s. 39.01, when in a case of suspected child abuse, abandonment, or neglect or an unlawful sexual offense involving a child the case is referred to such a team; except that this subsection may in no instance be construed as relieving or restricting the Department of Children and Family Services from discharging its duty and responsibility under the law to investigate and report every suspected or actual case of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect or unlawful sexual offense involving a child.

History.--s. 3, ch. 84-226; s. 1280, ch. 95-147; s. 132, ch. 98-403; s. 55, ch. 2000-349; s. 17, ch. 2001-61.

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