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TENNESSEE COMPILATION OF SELECTED LAWS ON CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES, 2011 EDITION

TENNESSEE CODE ANNOTATED

Title 71 Welfare

Chapter 3 Programs and Services for Children

Part 5 Child Care Agencies

71-3-515. Development of procedure for submitting names and other identifying information to determine if persons have perpetrated abuse or gross neglect of a child or adult - Due process rights.

(a) The department of children's services and the department of human services shall develop a procedure whereby the names and other identifying information for all potential employees of the department of human services in that department's licensing division and adult protective services program and any persons who are subject to § 71-2-403 or § 71-3-507, and who, under those sections, may have contact with children in a childcare agency or with adults in an adult day care agency licensed by the department of human services, shall be submitted to the department of children's services and the department of human services adult protective services program to determine if the potential employees or other persons subject to those provisions were found by the department of children's services or the department of human services adult protective services program to have perpetrated abuse or gross neglect of a child or adult.

(b) No person shall be reported as an indicated perpetrator of abuse or gross neglect for purposes of this part or chapter 2, part 4 of this title, by either the department of children's services or the department of human services adult protective services program unless it is determined that the due process rights of the person were either offered, but not accepted, or were fully concluded pursuant to the rules of the department of children's services or the department of human services and applicable state and federal law.

Acts 2009, ch. 410, § 3.

Compiler's Notes. Former §§ 71-3-515 - 71-3-523 (Acts 1953, ch. 228, § 6-15 (Williams, § 4765.143-4765.152); T.C.A. (orig. ed.), §§ 14-1414 - 14-1423, §§ 14-10-114 - 14-10-123), were repealed by Acts 2000, ch. 981, § 1, effective July 1, 2000.

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