HB 1092 Passes the House, Could Aid in Child Abuse Cases

By KOLR10 News

Published 03/01 2014 11:53AM

Updated 03/01 2014 12:02PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo -- The Missouri House passed a bill to aid in child abuse investigations almost unanimously.

Missouri House Bill 1092 will help individuals in family and social services by extending the time period for child abuse cases so a proper investigation can be made.

HB 1092 gives case workers 30 business days rather than 30 calendar days to perform investigations and determine if the case is child abuse.

The legislation was filed by Rep. Bill Lant (R- District 159) from McDonald County.

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