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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 730. Investigation of Child Abuse and Neglect in Out of Family Complaints

22VAC40-730-90. Contact with the alleged abuser or neglector.

A. The CPS worker shall interview the alleged abuser or neglector according to a plan developed with the regulatory staff person, facility administrator, or designee. Where there is an apparent conflict of interest, the local department shall use discretion regarding who is to be included in the interview. At the onset of the initial interview with the alleged abuser or neglector, the CPS worker shall notify him in writing of the general nature of the valid complaint and the identity of the alleged victim child to avoid any confusion regarding the purpose of the contacts.

B. The alleged abuser or neglector has the right to involve a representative of his choice to be present during his interviews.

Statutory Authority

§ 63.2-217 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR615-45-5 § 2.8, eff. January 26, 1994; amended, Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 3, eff. November 20, 2002; Volume 30, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2014.

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