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Kansas House backs bill pertaining to child abuse deaths


March 30, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A measure that would require a Kansas agency to release information regarding child abuse deaths will now go to the state Senate.

The state House unanimously approved the bill Thursday, The Kansas City Star reported. It would require the Kansas Department for Children and Families to share information after a child dies of abuse or neglect, including a summary of previous reports to the agency and any department-recommended services provided.

The bill also would require the department's secretary to release the age and sex of the child, the date of death and a summary...

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