Each application for funds to provide a community assessment center shall include:
(1) Evidence indicating that the applicant has at least one medical practitioner trained in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of child abuse and neglect.
(2) A commitment by the medical practitioner:
(a) To attend annual continuing education courses regarding evaluation and diagnosis of child abuse and neglect; and
(b) To refer complex cases, as defined by the Advisory Council on Child Abuse Assessment by rule, to a regional assessment center.
(3) Evidence indicating the proposed community assessment center has access to special equipment used in the evaluation of child abuse.
(4) A description of where the community assessment center is to be located, including but not limited to a hospital, medical clinic or other appropriate public or private agency. However, the proposed center shall not be located in an office of the Department of Human Services or in the office of any law enforcement agency.
(5) The level of support available to the proposed community assessment center through in-kind contributions from the community.
(6) A description of procedures to be followed by the proposed community assessment center, including the availability of personnel from the community assessment center to testify in cases involving alleged abuse of children evaluated by the center. [1991 c.898 §7; 1997 c.130 §10; 1997 c.872 §38; 2005 c.562 §14]
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