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Mandate 1338

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Child abuse or neglect; definition; independent activities
Purpose of legislation
Clarifies that no child whose parent or other person responsible for his care allows the child to engage in independent activities without adult supervision shall for that reason alone be considered to be an abused or neglected child, provided that (i) such independent activities are appropriate based on the child's age, maturity, and physical and mental abilities and (ii) such lack of supervision does not constitute conduct that is so grossly negligent as to endanger the health or safety of the child.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 568 (2023)
VAC chapters to be amended
22 vac 40 - 705 : Child Protective Services
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 6273: Amend CPS Regulation 2023
Latest Stage: Final
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