This revision of the Child Protective Services Handbook was published on July 7, 2010. Summaries of new or revised items are provided below.
Dispositions for Allegations of Prenatal Drug or Alcohol Exposure
The section below is added to provide direction and consistency for finding and documenting dispositions of allegations that newborns were exposed in utero to controlled substances or alcohol. This policy, developed at the request of field staff, meets federal requirements in the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.
CPS staff were informed of this policy with the issuance of Protective Services Action (PSA) memo 05-046 on 1/28/2005.
2430 Dispositions of Allegations of Prenatal Drug or Alcohol Exposure
2431 Prenatal Exposure to Controlled Substances
2431.1 Findings of Physical Abuse for Prenatal Exposure to Controlled Substances
2431.2 Findings of Neglectful Supervision for Prenatal Exposure to Controlled Substances
2431.3 Disposition Guidelines for Prenatal Use of Controlled Substances
2432 Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol
2432.1 Findings of Physical Abuse for Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol
2432.2 Findings of Neglectful Supervision for Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol
2432.3 Disposition Guidelines for Prenatal Use of Alcohol
2433 Prenatal Exposure to Methadone or Controlled Medications
2434 Prenatal Use of Alcohol or Controlled Substance: Birth Imminent