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2.1B  CAPTA, Assurances and Requirements, Appeals

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Question 1.  
Please explain the requirements in the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) for appealing findings of child abuse or neglect.

Question 2.  
To whom does the appeals process under 106(b)(2)(B)(xv)(II) apply?

Question 3.  
The Department has stated that an appeals process under CAPTA should include steps to assure that individuals with appeal rights receive timely notification of the right to appeal a finding of child abuse and neglect. What is considered timely notification (e.g., at the time individuals come to the attention of the agency or after the finding of abuse and/or neglect)?

Question 4.  
Must States set up an administrative appeals process if they do not maintain a central registry?



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