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PUBLIC Law, Chapter 178

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An Act Regarding the Reporting Standards for Child Abuse

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §4011-A, sub-§7,  as enacted by PL 2013, c. 268, §1, is amended to read:

7. Children under 6 months of age or otherwise nonambulatory.   A person required to make a report under subsection 1 shall report to the department if a child who is under 6 months of age or otherwise nonambulatory exhibits evidence of the following:
A. Fracture of a bone;
B. Substantial bruising or multiple bruises;
C. Subdural hematoma;
D. Burns;
E. Poisoning; or
F. Injury resulting in substantial bleeding, soft tissue swelling or impairment of an organ.

This subsection does not require the reporting of injuries occurring as a result of the delivery of a child attended by a licensed medical practitioner or the reporting of burns or other injuries occurring as a result of medical treatment following the delivery of the child while the child remains hospitalized following the delivery.

Effective 90 days following adjournment of the 127th Legislature, First Regular Session, unless otherwise indicated.

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