- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 47. Welfare, Social Services and Institutions
- Chapter 17. Child Protection
- Section 25. Duties of Public Authorities.
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AS 47.17.025. Duties of Public Authorities.
- (a) A law enforcement agency shall immediately notify the department of the receipt of a report of harm to a child from
abuse. Upon receipt from any source of a report of harm to a child from abuse, the department shall notify the
Department of Law and investigate the report and, within 72 hours of the receipt of the report, shall provide a written
report of its investigation of the harm to a child from abuse to the Department of Law for review.
- (b) The report of harm to a child from abuse required from the department by this section must include:
- (1) the names and addresses of the child and the child's parent or other persons responsible for the child's care, if
- (2) the age and sex of the child;
- (3) the nature and extent of the harm to the child from abuse;
- (4) the name and age and address of the person known or believed to be responsible for the harm to the child from abuse,
- (5) information that the department believes may be helpful in establishing the identity of the person believed to have
caused the harm to the child from abuse.
- (c) Within 20 days after receiving a report of harm, whether or not the matter is referred to a local government
agency, the department shall notify the person who made the report and who made a request to be notified about the status of the
investigation, without disclosing any confidential information.
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