Title 11
Criminal Offenses

Chapter 9
Children

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.