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HB 2855: Concerning the sharing of information between participants in multidisciplinary coordination of child sexual abuse investigations

Regarding child sexual abuse investigations, HB2855 requires that:

•Agencies involved in investigation will document their role, how they will coordinate with other agencies or systems, and that they develop a protocol based on state guidelines.

•Counties will develop a written protocol that includes the coordination between the prosecutor’s office, law enforcement, children’s protective services, children’s advocacy centers, where available, local advocacy groups, community sexual assault programs, and any other local agency involved in the criminal investigation of child sexual abuse, including those investigations .

The bill authorizes multidisciplinary coordination and provides immunity from liability about information sharing.