210.130 Oral Reports

Oral reports, when and where made — contents of reports. — 1.  Oral reports of abuse or neglect shall be made to the division by telephone or otherwise.

  2.  Such reports shall include the following information: The names and addresses of the child and his parents or other persons responsible for his care, if known; the child’s age, sex, and race; the nature and extent of the child’s injuries, abuse, or neglect, including any evidence of previous injuries, abuse, or neglect to the child or his siblings; the name, age and address of the person responsible for the injuries, abuse or neglect, if known; family composition; the source of the report; the name and address of the person making the report, his occupation, and where he can be reached; the actions taken by the reporting source, including the taking of color photographs or the making of radiologic examinations pursuant to sections 210.110 to 210.165, or both such taking of color photographs or making of radiologic examinations, removal or keeping of the child, notifying the coroner or medical examiner, and other information that the person making the report believes may be helpful in the furtherance of the purposes of sections 210.110 to 210.165.

  3.  Evidence of sexual abuse or sexual molestation of any child under eighteen years of age shall be turned over to the division within twenty-four hours by those mandated to report.

(L. 1975 H.B. 578 § 5, A.L. 1980 S.B. 574, A.L. 1982 H.B. 1171, et al.)