Rule 290-2-6-.20. Child Abuse and Sexual Exploitation.

Georgia Administrative Code

Department 290. RULES OF DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

Chapter 290-2. FAMILY AND CHILDREN SERVICES

Subject 290-2-6. RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR CHILDREN'S TRANSITION CARE CENTERS

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through September 15, 2020

Rule 290-2-6-.20. Child Abuse and Sexual Exploitation

(1) The center shall develop and implement policies and procedures that prohibit child abuse and sexual exploitation of children in care. Such policies and procedures shall incorporate requirements for the reporting of child abuse and sexual exploitation in accordance with State law.
(2) All reports of alleged child abuse and sexual exploitation of children in care shall also be reported immediately to the Child Care Licensing Section of the department.
(a) Such policies and procedures shall also include the following:
1. Provisions for the immediate reporting by any staff member of any suspected incident of abuse or sexual exploitation of a child to the director of the center;
2. Provisions for conducting internal investigations of such incidents (however, such provisions shall not relieve the center of the requirement to submit reports as required by Rule .16(a)1. above);
3. Provisions for preventing the recurrence of an alleged incident pending investigation;
4. Provisions for evaluating the continued use, pending investigation, of any staff member alleged to be involved in a reported incident of abuse or sexual exploitation; and
(b) As required in Rule .08(6)(d), all employees shall receive orientation and training on the center's abuse policies and procedures and reporting requirements.

Cite as Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 290-2-6-.20

Authority: O.C.G.A. Secs. 19-7-5, 49-5-8, 49-5-12.

History. Original Rule entitled "Child Abuse and Sexual Exploitation" adopted. F. Jan. 27, 2009; eff. Feb. 16, 2009.