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Title XII PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

Chapter 207

Effective - 28 Aug 2018, 2 histories bottom

  207.085.  Division employee dismissal, when — mitigating factors. — 1.  Any employee of the children's division, including supervisory personnel and private contractors with the division, who is involved with child protective services and purposely, knowingly, and willfully violates a stated or written policy of the division, any rule promulgated by the division, or any state law directly related to the child abuse and neglect activities of the division shall be dismissed if the violation directly results in serious physical injury or death, subject to the provisions of subsection 2 of this section.  Any person employed in a position described under subdivision (2) of subsection 1 of section 36.030, if any, shall have the right of appeal pursuant to sections 36.380 and 36.390.  For purposes of this section, a "private contractor with the division" means any private entity or community action agency with the appropriate and relevant training and expertise in delivering services to children and their families as determined by the children's division, and capable of providing direct services and other family services for children in the custody of the children's division or any such entities or agencies that are receiving state moneys for such services.

  2.  The provisions of sections 660.019 to 660.021* shall apply to this section. If an employee of the division or a private contractor with the division is responsible for caseload assignments in excess of those required to attain accreditation by the Council for Accreditation for Families and Children's Services, and the employee purposely, knowingly, and willfully violates a stated or written policy of the division, any rule promulgated by the division, or any state law directly related to the child abuse and neglect activities of the division and the violation directly results in serious physical injury or death, the employee's good faith efforts to follow the stated or written policies of the division, the rules promulgated by the division, or the state laws directly related to the child abuse and neglect activities of the division shall be a mitigating factor in determining whether an employee of the division or a private contractor with the division is dismissed pursuant to subsection 1 of this section.

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(L. 2004 H.B. 1453, A.L. 2018 S.B. 1007)

*Sections 660.019 to 660.021 were repealed by H.B. 1608, 2012.


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