R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-9-5.1
§ 11-9-5.1. Investigation upon report of cruelty or neglect.
In order to protect a child from cruelty or neglect, where any person has reasonable cause to believe that any child is being neglected or cruelly treated as defined in § 14-1-3 and reports such incident to the department of children, youth, and families, the department must cause an immediate investigation.
History of Section.
P.L. 1975, ch. 199, § 1.