07.02.07.13

.13 Closure of Investigation.

Before a local department closes its record of investigation, the local department shall:

A. Ensure that the record is complete;

B. No later than 30 days after completing the investigation:

(1) In a case of ruled out child abuse, notify the alleged maltreator of the finding;

(2) In a case of indicated or unsubstantiated child abuse or neglect in which a maltreator has been identified, send notice of the finding and of the right to appeal under COMAR 07.02.26 to the maltreator; and

(3) In a case of indicated or unsubstantiated child abuse or neglect in which no individual has been identified as a maltreator, send notice of the finding and of the right to appeal under COMAR 07.02.26 to the alleged maltreator; and

C. Within 5 business days of completing an investigation:

(1) Complete a written report of its disposition and any necessary services; and

(2) Provide a final report to the State’s Attorney’s Office by any agreed means, including a report of a physical examination or treatment, if performed, of the alleged victim.