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 Title XII PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

 Chapter 210 Child Protection and Reformation ^  !
GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR CHILD PROTECTION
210.001   Department of social services to meet needs of homeless, dependent and neglected children — only certain regional child assessment centers funded. (8/28/2014)
210.003   Immunizations of children required, when, exceptions — duties of administrator, report — notification of parents, when. (8/28/2018)
210.004   Law enforcement agencies, record of custody of child. (8/28/1995)
210.025   Criminal background checks, persons receiving state or federal funds for child care, procedure — rulemaking authority — exemptions, contingent expiration date. (8/28/2019)
210.027   Direct payment recipients, child care providers — department's duties. (8/28/2018)
210.030   Blood tests of pregnant women. (8/28/2000)
210.040   Blood test results — confidential. (8/28/1993)
210.050   Reporting required. (8/28/1993)
210.060   Noncompliance a misdemeanor — penalty. (8/28/1993)
210.070   Prophylactic eye drops at birth — objection to, when. (8/28/2018)
210.080   Report of infant eye inflammation, by whom. (8/28/1939)
210.090   Health officer to furnish copy of law to midwife — secretary of state to print same. (8/28/1939)
210.100   Violation a misdemeanor. (8/28/1949)
210.102   Coordinating board for early childhood established, members, powers — fund created. (8/28/2018)
210.106   Failure to use passenger restraint system not to be basis for civil actions — evidence inadmissible. (8/28/2006)
CHILD ABUSE

Child victim witness protection law, 491.675 to 491.710

Protective orders, 455.500 to 455.538

Registration on conviction and release, failure to comply, penalty (Megan's Law), 589.400 to 589.426

Spanking by schools not child abuse, exception, abuse charges, procedure, 160.261

210.108   Dominic James Memorial Foster Care Reform Act, statutes involved. (8/28/2004)
210.109   Child protection system established by children's division, duties, records, investigations or assessments and services — central registry maintained. (8/28/2004)
210.110   Definitions. (8/28/2019)
210.112   Children's services providers and agencies, contracting with, requirements — task force created — reports to general assembly — rulemaking authority. (8/28/2018)
210.113   Accreditation goal, when to be achieved. (8/28/2004)
210.114   Qualified immunity for private contractor, when — exceptions. (8/28/2018)
210.115   Reports of abuse, neglect, and under age eighteen deaths — persons required to report — supervisors and administrators not to impede reporting — deaths required to be reported to the division or child fatality review panel, when — report made to another state, when. (8/28/2018)
210.117   Child not reunited with parents or placed in a home, when. (1/1/2017)
210.118   Court finding of abuse by preponderance of evidence, responsible party to be listed in registry — procedure. (8/28/2016)
210.120   Medical institution staff members, duties of. (6/6/1975)
210.122   Voluntary placement agreements, children in state custody solely in need of mental health treatment — rulemaking authority. (8/28/2004)
210.125   Protective custody of child, who may take, reports required — temporary protective custody defined. (8/28/1982)
210.127   Diligent search for biological parents required, when. (8/28/2004)
210.130   Oral reports, when and where made — contents of reports. (8/28/1982)
210.135   Immunity from liability granted to reporting person or institution, when — exception — preliminary evaluation required, when. (8/28/2012)
210.140   Privileged communication not recognized, exception. (8/28/2001)
210.145   Telephone hotline for reports on child abuse — division duties, protocols, law enforcement contacted immediately, investigation conducted, when, exception — chief investigator named — family support team meetings, who may attend — reporter's right to receive information — admissibility of reports in custody cases. (8/28/2018)
210.146   Evaluation by SAFE CARE provider required, when--referral to juvenile officer, when. (8/28/2016)
210.147   Confidentiality of family support team meetings, exceptions — form developed for core commitments made at meetings. (8/28/2004)
210.148   Juveniles with problem sexual behavior reports, procedure — definition — rulemaking authority. (8/28/2015)
210.150   Confidentiality of reports and records, exceptions — violations, penalty. (8/28/2004)
210.152   Reports of abuse or neglect — division to retain or remove certain information — confidential, released only to authorized persons — report removal, when — notice of agency's determination to retain or remove, sent when — case reopened, when — administrative review of determination — de novo judicial review. (8/28/2018)
210.153   Child abuse and neglect review board, established, members, duties, records, rules. (8/28/2004)
210.154   Missouri task force on the prevention of infant abuse and neglect created, members, report. (8/28/2016)
210.155   Division to provide programs and information — division to continuously inform persons required to report and public as to toll-free telephones available for abuse reports. (6/6/1975)
210.160   Guardian ad litem, how appointed — when — fee — volunteer advocates may be appointed to assist guardian — training program. (8/28/2014)
210.165   Penalty for violation. (1/1/2017)
210.166   Medical neglect of child, who may bring action — procedure. (8/28/2014)
210.167   Report to school district on violations of compulsory school attendance law — referral by school district to prosecutor, when. (8/28/2014)
210.170   Children's trust fund board created — members, appointment — qualifications — terms — vacancies — removal procedure — staff — expenses — office of administration, duties. (8/28/2018)
210.171   Definitions. (8/28/1983)
210.172   Powers and duties of board. (8/28/1986)
210.173   Trust fund established — investment — disbursement, limitation, exception — exempt from transfer to general revenue. (6/19/1987)
210.180   Division employees to be trained. (8/28/2016)
210.183   Alleged perpetrator to be provided written description of investigation process. (8/28/2014)
210.187   Child abuse and neglect services and funding, task force on children's justice to make recommendations and award grant moneys. (8/28/2004)
210.188   Report to general assembly and governor, contents. (8/28/2004)
CHILD FATALITY REVIEW PANEL

Abuse and neglect records maintained by division of family services, panel to have access, 210.150

Child fatality review panel, coroner's duties, 58.452

Child fatality review panel, medical examiner's duties, 58.722

210.192   Child fatality review panel to investigate deaths — members — prosecutors and circuit attorneys to organize — report on investigations — immunity from civil liability. (8/28/2019)
210.194   Rules, guidelines and protocols — confidentiality requirements. (8/28/2019)
210.195   State technical assistance team, duties — regional coordinators, appointment, duties — state child fatality review panel, appointment, duties, findings and recommendations, content. (8/28/2019)
210.196   Hospitals and physicians, rules authorized for protocol and identifying suspicious deaths — child death pathologist, qualification, certification — rules, procedure — records, disclosure. (8/28/2014)
LICENSING OF CERTAIN CHILD CARE HOMES

Children's health insurance program, providers to provide information on, 208.658

Unsafe children's products, child care facilities, disposal of, inspections, 210.1007

210.199   Licensure through the department of health and senior services required for receipt of certain education funds. (8/28/1999)
210.201   Definitions. (8/28/2019)
210.203   Complaints against child care facilities, open records to be kept by department. (8/28/1993)
210.211   License required — exceptions — written notice of licensure status, when. (8/28/2019)
210.215   Access to child and care providers during normal hours — exception court orders restricting access. (8/28/1993)
210.221   Licenses to be issued by department of health and senior services — duty to fix standards and make investigations — rule variance granted when, procedure — sanctioning of licenses, when — denial of application, when. (7/11/2019)
210.223   Safe sleep policy to be maintained, purpose — alternatives, written instructions required — definitions — training — rulemaking authority. (8/28/2015)
210.231   Department of health and senior services may delegate powers. (8/28/1993)
210.241   Judicial review. (8/28/1993)
210.245   Violations, penalties — prosecutor may file suit to oversee or prevent operation of day care center — attorney general may seek injunction, when — unlicensed facilities, civil penalty — fund established, use of moneys. (8/28/2019)
210.251   State and federal funds to be made available to centers to upgrade standards. (8/28/1999)
210.252   Fire, safety, health and sanitation inspections, procedure — variances to rules granted when — rules authorized. (8/28/2019)
210.254   Religious organization operating facilities exempt under licensing laws required to file parental notice of responsibility and fire, safety inspections annually. (8/28/2019)
210.255   Religious organizations operating facility in violation, procedure — noncompliance after notice, prosecutor may act or attorney general. (8/28/1993)
210.256   Violations, penalties — injunction, procedure. (8/28/1999)
210.257   Rules, procedure to adopt. (8/28/1995)
210.258   Religious organizations operating facility, no interference permitted with curriculum, personnel or selection of children — discipline policies, explanation required for parent. (8/28/2018)
210.259   Nonreligious organization's agreement for child-care facility on property of religious organization not deemed to be exclusive control by religious organization. (8/28/1993)
CHILD CARE PROVIDED ON SCHOOL PROPERTY
210.275   Child care provided on elementary and secondary school property must comply with child-care licensure provisions. (8/28/2001)
NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
210.278   Exempt from licensure, when. (8/28/2008)
GRANDPARENT PLACEMENT
210.305   Grandparent placement preferred in emergency placements — definitions — diligent efforts required, when. (8/28/2009)
DETENTION FACILITIES IN FIRST CLASSIFICATION COUNTIES
210.320   Regulation of detention facility — taxation of cigarettes to support, rate — discount for wholesaler — refunds — failing to affix stamps or pay tax, penalty — possession of unstamped cigarettes, prima facie evidence cigarettes intended for sale, exception — seizure of property, when, procedure — rules, procedure — violation of a misdemeanor — budget (certain first class counties). (8/28/1995)
HOMES FOR CHILDREN — FOSTER HOMES — CHILD PLACING AGENCIES — LICENSING

Unsafe children's products, child care facilities, disposal of, inspections, 210.1007

210.481   Definitions. (8/28/2014)
210.482   Background checks for emergency placements, requirements, exceptions — cost, paid by whom. (8/28/2018)
210.484   Residential care facilities license required. (8/28/1993)
210.485   Civil liability, for-profit child-placing agency or residential care facility, when — state exemption. (8/28/1999)
210.486   License required, applicants to be investigated — provisional license, when — periods of validity. (8/28/1993)
210.487   Background checks for foster families, requirements — costs, paid by whom — rulemaking authority. (8/28/2018)
210.491   Investigation of certain facilities by the division, when — injunctive relief, when. (8/28/1997)
210.496   Refusal to issue, suspension or revocation of licenses — grounds. (8/28/2011)
210.498   Access to records on the suspension or revocation of a foster home license — procedure for release of information — disclosure permitted, when. (8/28/2018)
210.501   Application for licensure, form, contents. (8/28/1982)
210.506   Rules, procedure — promulgation, persons to be consulted. (8/28/1995)
210.511   Division to assist applicants in meeting license requirements and establishing certain programs, how. (8/28/1982)
210.516   Exceptions to license requirement — division may not require documentation. (8/28/2014)
210.518   Departments' duties, classification of services to children — interagency meetings for coordination of services. (8/28/2004)
210.521   Assistance for division in licensure of foster homes. (8/28/1982)
210.526   Grievance procedure for decisions of division, requirements — judicial review authorized. (8/28/1982)
210.531   Violations or false statements, penalty. (8/28/1982)
210.535   Foster care and adoption assistance under federal Social Security Act, amendments to plan and waivers to be submitted. (8/28/2004)
210.536   Cost of foster care, how paid — failure of parent to pay required amount, court orders against assets, collection procedure. (8/28/2014)
210.537   County foster parent associations may be established, duties of division. (8/28/2014)
210.539   State health insurance, foster parents may purchase, when. (8/28/2012)
210.542   Training and standards for foster parents to be provided, when — evaluation of foster parents. (8/28/2004)
210.543   Specialized foster parents, training, fiscal incentives. (8/28/2014)
210.545   Respite care facilities for foster families — rules and regulations — procedure. (8/28/2014)
210.551   Grievance procedure for decisions of division to be developed with cooperation of foster parents group. (8/28/2014)
210.560   Money held by others for benefit of a child, definitions, liability to the state for funds expended for child, when — money held by division for a child, accounting, deposit of funds, annual statement, disposal of funds — escheat, when. (8/28/2014)
210.564   Citation of law — foster care bill of rights. (8/28/2017)
210.565   Relatives of child shall be given foster home placement, when — definitions — order of preference — specific findings required, when — sibling placement — age of relative not a factor, when — federal requirements to be followed for placement of Native American children — waiver of certain standards, when — GAL to ascertain child's wishes, when. (8/28/2019)
210.566   Foster parents' bill of rights. (8/28/2007)
JUVENILE BOOT CAMPS, CERTAIN COUNTIES
210.568   Juvenile offender regimented discipline program, certain counties — commitments, manner — vote required to establish program, ballot. (8/28/1995)
INTERSTATE COMPACT ON JUVENILES
210.570   Text of compact. (8/28/2007)
210.580   Compact binding, when. (8/28/2007)
210.590   Courts and agencies to cooperate to promote purposes of compact. (8/28/1955)
FOSTER CARE AND ADOPTION BOARD
210.617   Missouri state foster care and adoption board created, duties, members, expenses, meetings — written annual report, when. (8/28/2011)
INTERSTATE COMPACT ON CHILD PLACEMENT
210.620   Compact enacted, text of compact. (8/28/2007)
210.620   Compact enacted, text of compact. (8/28/1975)
210.622   Emergency placement of abused or neglected children across state lines, approval required, when. (8/28/2007)
210.622   Emergency placement of abused or neglected children across state lines, approval required, when. (8/28/1985)
210.625   Financial responsibility for child, how fixed. (8/28/2007)
210.625   Financial responsibility for child, how fixed. (8/28/1975)
210.630   Definitions — governor's appointment of administrator authorized. (8/28/1975)
210.635   Placement authority of courts, retention of jurisdiction. (8/28/2007)
210.635   Placement authority of courts, retention of jurisdiction. (8/28/1975)
210.640   Placements from nonparty states, procedure for. (8/28/2007)
210.640   Placements from nonparty states, procedure for. (8/28/1975)
210.650   Contingent effective date. (8/28/2007)
CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE
210.660   Definitions (8/28/2016)
210.665   Designated caregiver, court and parties to defer to reasonable decisions of — onsite caregiver to be designated by division — training — immunity from liability, when. (8/28/2016)
210.670   Case plans, foster children fourteen and over to be consulted — copy of rights provided to foster child — documents provided to child upon leaving foster care. (8/28/2016)
210.675   Permanency plan of another planned permanent living arrangement, prohibited for foster children under sixteen — findings required at hearing for such plan. (8/28/2016)
210.680   Rulemaking authority. (8/28/2016)
COURT REVIEW OF CHILD PLACED WITH AGENCY OR FOSTER CARE
210.700   Definitions (8/28/1982)
210.710   Child committed to care of authorized agency — written report of status required for court review, when — dispositional hearing, when, purpose — child not returned home, when. (8/28/2005)
210.720   Court-ordered custody — written report of status required for court review, when — permanency hearing when, purpose. (8/28/2014)
210.730   Court to have continuing jurisdiction for certain proceedings — duties to review children under continued foster care, when — goals. (8/28/1982)
210.760   Placement in foster care — division's duties — removal of children from school, restrictions. (8/28/2004)
210.761   Right to testify at foster care hearings, qualifications, limitation. (8/28/1995)
210.762   Family support team meetings to be held, when — who may attend — form to be used. (8/28/2007)
210.764   Certain case records available for review by parents or guardians. (8/28/2004)
FOSTER PARENT PARTICIPATION IN COURT HEARINGS
210.790   Foster parent standing for court proceedings. (8/28/2014)
UNIFORM PARENTAGE ACT

(2003) Uniform Parentage Act is not the exclusive means of proving paternity in wrongful death action, but its evidentiary requirements provide means of such proof. LeSage v. Dirt Cheap Cigarettes and Beer, 102 S.W.3d 1 (Mo.banc).

Putative father registry, department of health and senior services, 192.016

Voluntary acknowledgment of paternity, 193.087

210.817   Definitions. (8/28/1993)
210.818   Relationship not dependent on marriage. (7/15/1987)
210.819   Parent and child relationship, how established. (7/15/1987)
210.822   Presumption of paternity — rebuttal of presumption, standard of proof. (8/28/1998)
210.823   Acknowledgment of paternity is considered a legal finding of paternity — rescinding the acknowledgment. (7/1/1997)
210.824   Artificial insemination, consent required, duties of physician, effect of physician's failure to comply with law — inspection of records permitted, when. (7/15/1987)
210.826   Determination of father and child relationship, who may bring action, when action may be brought. (8/28/2009)
210.828   Statute of limitations, exception — notification form required, when. (8/28/2009)
210.829   Jurisdiction, venue, severance — effect of failure to join action for necessaries. (8/28/2014)
210.830   Parties — guardian ad litem, when appointed. (8/28/2014)
210.832   Pretrial proceedings, informal hearing before master — testimony of party may be compelled, when — physician testimony not privileged, when — bond required when, amount — temporary support order issued, when. (7/1/1997)
210.834   Blood tests — expert defined. (8/28/2014)
210.836   Evidence relating to paternity. (7/15/1987)
210.838   Pretrial recommendation — actions, effect of party's refusal to accept. (7/15/1987)
210.839   Civil action, procedure — admissibility of evidence, parties — default judgment may be entered, when. (7/1/1997)
210.841   Judgment or order, contents — amount of support, presumption. (7/1/1997)
210.842   Costs. (7/1/1997)
210.843   Enforcement of judgment or order — payments to be made to circuit clerk or family support payment center — failure to comply, civil contempt. (8/28/2014)
210.844   Applicability of certain statutes. (8/28/2011)
210.845   Modification of decree, when — procedure, burden. (8/28/1993)
210.846   Hearings and records, confidentiality — inspection allowed, when. (8/28/2014)
210.847   Grandparents liable for support payments for grandchildren, when — amount of support, relevant factors. (8/28/1994)
210.848   Action to declare mother and child relationship. (7/15/1987)
210.849   Birth records. (7/15/1987)
210.850   Uniformity of application and construction. (7/15/1987)
210.851   Citation of law. (7/15/1987)
210.852   Application to actions commenced prior to effective date. (7/15/1987)
210.853   Parenting plan in paternity actions. (8/28/1999)
210.854   Paternity and support, setting aside of judgment, criteria — division to track cases. (8/28/2009)
COMMUNITY SERVICES CHILDREN'S FUND
210.860   Tax levy, amount, purposes — ballot — deposit of funds in special community children's services fund. (8/28/2005)
210.861   Board of directors, term, expenses, organization — powers — funds, expenditure, purpose, restrictions. (8/28/2015)
COORDINATED INFORMATION SYSTEM, TRACKING OF INDIVIDUAL CHILDREN
210.865   Information system, tracking of children by court and by certain state departments — information to be confidential, when. (8/28/2000)
JUVENILE INFORMATION GOVERNANCE COMMISSION
210.870   Juvenile information governance commission created, members, duties, meetings, annual report. (8/28/2014)
INCARCERATED PARENTS AND THEIR CHILDREN
210.875   Children's services commission study, purpose. (8/28/1998)
210.877   Courts and agencies to provide information. (8/28/1998)
FAMILY CARE SAFETY REGISTRY
210.900   Definitions. (8/28/2014)
210.903   Family care safety registry and access line established, contents. (8/28/2008)
210.906   Registration form, contents — violation, penalty — fees — voluntary registration permitted, when. (8/28/2008)
210.909   Department duties — information included in registry, when — registrant notification. (8/28/2008)
210.912   Right to appeal, procedure. (8/28/1999)
210.915   Departmental collaboration on registry information — rulemaking authority. (8/28/2011)
210.918   Toll-free telephone service maintained for access to information. (8/28/1999)
210.921   Release of registry information, when — limitations of disclosure — immunity from liability, when. (8/28/2008)
210.922   Use of registry information by certain departments, when. (8/28/2011)
210.924   Rulemaking authority. (8/28/1999)
210.927   Annual report, when, contents. (8/28/2008)
210.933   Registration qualifies as compliance with other background check requirements, elder-care workers, when. (8/28/1999)
210.936   Registry information deemed public record. (8/28/2001)
SAFE PLACE FOR NEWBORNS

Schools, instruction on safe place for newborns act, requirements, 170.312.

210.950   Safe place for newborns act — definitions — procedure — immunity from liability. (8/28/2014)
UNSAFE CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS
210.1007   List of children's products to be furnished to all child-care facilities by department — disposal of unsafe products — inspections by department — rulemaking authority. (8/28/2002)
AMBER ALERT SYSTEM
210.1012   Amber alert system created — department to develop system regions — false report, penalty. (1/1/2017)
210.1014   Amber alert system oversight committee created, duties, members, compensation — rulemaking authority — Hailey's Law, integration into MULES — report. (8/28/2019)
TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES TASK FORCE
210.1030   Task force created, members, duties — termination date. (8/28/2018)
EDUCATION FOR FOSTER CHILDREN
210.1050   Full school day defined — foster child entitled to full school day of education — commissioner of education to be ombudsman. (8/28/2009)
BACKGROUND CHECKS, CHILD CARE STAFF MEMBERS
210.1080   Background checks required — definitions — procedure — ineligible for employment, when — exemption, when — emergency rules. (8/28/2019)
TASK FORCE ON THE PREVENTION OF SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN_(ERIN'S LAW)
210.1200   Task force created, purpose, members, officers, duties — reports to general assembly. (8/28/2018)
210.1210   Policy recommendations. (8/28/2018)
 - Cross References
Abuse of children, conviction and on release requirement to register, penalty (Megan's Law), 589.400 to 589.426
Abuse, child protection orders, 455.500 to 455.538
Adoption of children, procedure, Chap. 453
Adoptions, record disclosures to adopted child procedure, duties, 453.121
Adoptive parent, employee of state or political subdivision to be granted leave without pay, when, 105.271
Aid to dependent children, provisions governing eligibility, Chap. 208
All license, permit and certificate applications shall contain the Social Security number of the applicant, 324.024
April designated as child abuse prevention month, 9.173
Blue ribbon, official state symbol for child abuse prevention, 10.185
Child day care centers, smoking or use of tobacco prohibited when children are present, penalty, 191.776
Child victim witness protection law, 491.675 to 491.710
Children's trust fund, contributions from refunds procedure, individual taxpayers and corporations, 143.1000
Cigarettes and tobacco products, sale or distribution to minors prohibited, 407.924 to 407.934
Compulsory school attendance, powers and duties of attendance officer, 167.071
County superintendent of public welfare, county commission may appoint in certain counties, powers and duties, 205.850 to 205.950
Delinquent and neglected children — juvenile courts, Chap. 211
Dissolution of marriage cases, certain courts may establish educational sessions program for parties and children when custody or support involved, 452.600 to 452.610
Early childhood development, education and care program, funding, 313.835
Educational programs for juveniles placed or detained in county facilities, first class counties, charter form, 178.295 to 178.298
Family courts, Chap. 487
Family support division and children's division, powers and duties, Chap. 207
Grandparents' visitation rights, one parent deceased and child adopted, how adjudicated, procedure, 452.402
Head Start programs, 660.650 to 660.657
Office of child advocate, 37.700 to 37.730
Protective orders, child abuse, 455.500 to 455.538
Putative father registry, 192.016
Refunds, income tax designation of amount to children's trust fund, department's duties, 143.1000
Schools and school buses, smoking and tobacco use indoor areas prohibited, penalty, 191.775
Seat belts required for children four or more and less than sixteen years, 307.178
Smoking and tobacco products prohibited in indoor areas, schools and school buses, permitted where, 191.775
Stepparent required to support stepchild, right to recover, 453.400
Support obligation, deduction from unemployment compensation, 288.380
Supreme court rules amended by legislation in regard to juvenile courts, See SUPREME COURT RULES, LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENTS, preceding Missouri Constitution
Surrogate parents appointed for certain handicapped children by state board of education, 162.997
Video cassettes, morbid violence display to be separate, sale or rental to children under age seventeen, penalty, 573.090
Witnesses, child victim, protection law, 491.675 to 491.693
Youth opportunities and violence prevention act tax credits, 135.460

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