Title 40
Human Services

Chapter 11
Abused and Neglected Children

R.I. Gen. Laws 40-11-19

 40-11-19.  Parents with disabilities.

The department shall investigate reports of child abuse and neglect as mandated in this chapter. A parent's disability, as defined in 42-87-1, will not constitute sole grounds to initiate an investigation or a finding of child abuse or neglect; provided, that nothing in this section shall:

(1) Prevent a child from being considered abused or neglected if a child is harmed or threatened with harm as described in 40-11-2; or

(2) Preclude the court from ordering the furnishing of supportive parenting services to address any impending or actual danger to the child.

History of Section.
P.L. 2021, ch. 19, 2, effective May 26, 2021; P.L. 2021, ch. 20, 2, effective May 26, 2021.