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THE CHILDREN'S OMBUDSMAN ACT

Act 204 of 1994

AN ACT to establish the children's ombudsman office; and to prescribe the powers and duties of the children's ombudsman, certain state departments and officers, and certain county and private agencies serving children; and to provide remedies from certain administrative acts.


History: 1994, Act 204, Eff. Jan. 1, 1995 ;-- Am. 2004, Act 560, Imd. Eff. Jan. 3, 2005


© 2009 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

DocumentTypeDescription
Section 722.921SectionShort title.
Section 722.922SectionDefinitions.
Section 722.923SectionChildren's ombudsman; establishment; appointment; removal.
Section 722.924SectionProcedures.
Section 722.924.amendedSectionProcedures; training; complaint; investigation; notification of safety concerns.
Section 722.925SectionIndividuals making complaint to children's ombudsman.
Section 722.925aSectionChildren's ombudsman; powers.
Section 722.926SectionVictim of child abuse or child neglect; powers of children's ombudsman.
Section 722.926.amendedSectionVictim of child abuse or child neglect; powers of children's ombudsman; child fatality cases.
Section 722.927SectionDecision to investigate; notice; pursuing administrative remedies or channels of complaint; further investigation; violation of state or federal criminal law; complaint against child placing agency; petition requesting court jurisdiction or termination of parental rights.
Section 722.928SectionDepartment and child placing agency; duties; information to be provided to biological parent, adoptive parent, or foster parent; access to departmental computer networks.
Section 722.929SectionConfidentiality of record of children's ombudsman; disclosure; limitations; release of certain information.
Section 722.930SectionReport of findings; recommendations; consultation with individual, department, or child placing agency; publication of adverse opinion; notice of actions; information provided to complainant; report.
Section 722.930.amendedSectionReport of findings; recommendations; consultation with individual, department, or child placing agency; publication of adverse opinion; notice of actions; information provided to complainant; child fatality investigation; report.
Section 722.931SectionPenalty for filing complaint or cooperating in investigation prohibited; intentional false complaint.
Section 722.932SectionAuthority granted under other acts or rules.
Section 722.933-722.935SectionRepealed. 2004, Act 560, Imd. Eff. Jan. 3, 2005.