CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT PREVENTION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 250 of 1982
(1) As used in this act:
(a) “Child” means a person under 18 years of age.
(b) “Child abuse” means harm or threatened harm to a child's health or welfare by a person responsible for the child's health or welfare, which harm occurs or is threatened through nonaccidental physical or mental injury; sexual abuse, which includes a violation of section 145c of the Michigan penal code, Act No. 328 of the Public Acts of 1931, being section 750.145c of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
(c) “Local council” means an organization which meets the criteria described in section 10(a).
(d) “Neglect” means harm to a child's health or welfare by a person responsible for the child's health or welfare which occurs through negligent treatment, including the failure to provide adequate food, clothing, shelter, or medical care.
(e) “State board” means the state child abuse and neglect prevention board created in section 3.
(f) “Prevention program” means a system of direct provision of child abuse and neglect prevention services to a child, parent, or guardian, and may include research programs related to prevention of child abuse and neglect.
(g) “Trust fund” means the children's trust fund established in the department of treasury.
History: 1982, Act 250, Imd. Eff. Sept. 29, 1982
Compiler's Notes: Former MCL 722.601 to 722.612, deriving from Ch. 42 of R.S. 1846 and pertaining to maintenance of children born out of wedlock, were repealed by Act 256 of 1964.For transfer of state child abuse and neglect prevention board, which was transferred from the department of management and budget to the department of human services by E.R.O. No. 1992-5, compiled at MCL 722.620, from the department of human services to the department of health and human services, see E.R.O. No. 2015-1, compiled at MCL 400.227.
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