Md. Code, Health-Gen. §§ 13-2201 through 13-2207: Child Abuse and Neglect Centers of Excellence Initiative – Maryland

Status: Enacted
Year Enacted: 2005
Year Amended: 2008
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The purposes of the CHAMP Initiative are to improve the protection of children in the State; to recruit local physicians to gain clinical expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of child abuse and neglect; to develop and guide the practice of local or regional multidisciplinary teams to improve the medical assessment and treatment of children who are the subject of a child abuse or neglect investigation or a child in need of assistance; to facilitate the appropriate prosecution of criminal child abuse and neglect; and to provide expert consultation and training to local or regional multidisciplinary teams in the diagnosis and treatment of physical child abuse and neglect and sexual abuse through teleconferencing and on-site services.

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