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What is the responsibility of CPS regarding reports of abuse or neglect?

(1) CPS must record a report from any source alleging child abuse or neglect.
(2) CPS must determine whether alleged incidents or conditions meet the definitions of child abuse or neglect in this chapter or in chapter 26.44 RCW.
(3) CPS must assess or investigate all reports of alleged child abuse or neglect that meet the definitions of child abuse or neglect contained in this chapter or in chapter 26.44 RCW.
(4) CPS must investigate anonymous reports only as provided in RCW 26.44.030(15).
(5) CPS must maintain a record of reports received that are not investigated because they do not meet the definitions of child abuse or neglect as defined in RCW or this chapter.
(6) CPS must report to law enforcement per RCW 26.44.030(4) and 74.13.031.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.13.031, 74.04.050, and chapter 26.44 RCW. WSR 02-15-098 and 02-17-045, ยง 388-15-017, filed 7/16/02 and 8/14/02, effective 2/10/03.]
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