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  160.975.  All schools to post child abuse hotline number, signage, contents — rulemaking authority. — 1.  Each public school and charter school shall post in a clearly visible location in a public area of the school that is readily accessible to students a sign in English and in Spanish that contains the toll-free child abuse and neglect hotline number established by the children's division under section 210.145.  Additionally, each school shall post signs containing the same information in all student restrooms in the school, to allow for private access to the information by students of either gender.

  2.  The information contained on the signs required under subsection 1 of this section shall be presented on a poster at least 11 inches by 17 inches in size, contain large print, and be placed at eye level to the student for easy viewing.  The hotline number shall be displayed in bold print.  The signs shall contain instructions to call 911 for emergencies and directions for accessing the children's division website for more information on reporting abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

  3.  The children's division shall create an acronym to help children to remember the toll-free child abuse and neglect hotline number.

  4.  The children's division may promulgate all necessary rules and regulations for the administration of this section.  Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028.  This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2015, shall be invalid and void.


(L. 2015 S.B. 341)

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