THE CHILDREN'S OMBUDSMAN ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 204 of 1994
722.925a Children's ombudsman; powers.
The children's ombudsman has the authority to do all of the following:
(a) Pursue all necessary action, including, but not limited to, legal action, to protect the rights and welfare of a child under the jurisdiction, control, or supervision of the department, the Michigan children's institute, the family division of circuit court under section 2(a)(1) of chapter XIIA of the probate code of 1939, 1939 PA 288, MCL 712A.2, a child caring institution, or a child placing agency.
(b) Pursue legislative advocacy in the best interests of children.
(c) Review policies and procedures relating to the department's involvement with children and make recommendations for improvement.
(d) Review each departmental death review team study in which the child's death may have resulted from child abuse or child neglect. As a result of the reviews, the ombudsman may recommend policies, measures, or procedures to prevent future similar occurrences.
History: Add. 2004, Act 560, Imd. Eff. Jan. 3, 2005
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