Maine Revised Statutes

§8356. Entities subject to investigation

Reported child abuse or neglect that occurs in the following out-of-home entities is subject to investigation by the investigation team. [2015, c. 283, §3 (NEW).]

1. Facility or person licensed by department; facility operated or funded by department.   Abuse or neglect that occurs in a facility or by a person licensed by the department or in a facility operated or funded by the department is subject to investigation by the investigation team, including, but not limited to, abuse or neglect that occurs in the following:
A. A child care facility licensed pursuant to section 8301-A, subsection 2; [2015, c. 283, §3 (NEW).]
B. A family child care provider certified pursuant to section 8301-A, subsection 3; [2015, c. 283, §3 (NEW).]
C. A nursery school licensed pursuant to section 8402; [2015, c. 283, §3 (NEW).]
D. A children's residential care facility licensed pursuant to chapter 1669; [2015, c. 283, §3 (NEW).]
E. An emergency children's shelter licensed pursuant to chapter 1669; [2015, c. 283, §3 (NEW).]
F. A shelter for homeless children licensed pursuant to chapter 1669; [2015, c. 283, §3 (NEW).]
G. A licensed family foster home as defined in section 8101, subsection 3, including, but not limited to, the home of a resource family that provides foster care, kinship care or adoption or permanency guardianship services; [2015, c. 283, §3 (NEW).]
H. An unlicensed relative’s home approved by the department as meeting licensing standards; and [2015, c. 283, §3 (NEW).]
I. An unlicensed provider for children with cognitive impairments and functional limitations that is funded by the department pursuant to rules adopted by the department. [2015, c. 283, §3 (NEW).]
[ 2015, c. 283, §3 (NEW) .]
2. Unlicensed person or facilities.   The investigation team may investigate a person or facility described in subsection 1 if the person or facility is not licensed or certified.
[ 2015, c. 283, §3 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2015, c. 283, §3 (NEW).