Title 40
Human Services

Chapter 11
Abused and Neglected Children

R.I. Gen. Laws § 40-11-20

§ 40-11-20. Military family advocacy program.

(a) The department shall enter into a memorandum of understanding with the military family advocacy program at a local military installation with respect to child abuse and neglect investigations.

(b) Such memorandum of understanding shall establish procedures and protocols for matters including, but not limited to:

(1) Identifying an individual alleged to have committed abuse or neglect as military personnel;

(2) Reporting to a military family advocacy program when an investigation implicating military personnel has been initiated; and

(3) Maintaining confidentiality requirements under state and federal law.

(c) For the purposes of this section, “military family advocacy program” means the program established by the United States Department of Defense to address child abuse and neglect in military families.

History of Section.
P.L. 2022, ch. 47, § 2, effective June 7, 2022; P.L. 2022, ch. 48, § 2, effective June 7, 2022.