Last week I attended the policy summit of the American Legislative Exchange Council, an association of conservative policy organizations, private sector organizations, and state lawmakers, to present the need to take up reform legislation. Specifically, I presented the need to replace “anonymous reporting” with “confidential reporting” to child abuse hotlines.  The following is taken from…

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A timely letter drafted for the Parental Rights Foundation was sufficient to remove one couple’s names from the New York State child abuse registry, proving once again that the names should never have been added in the first place. Legal Context Under New York law, doctors are required to administer a vitamin K shot to…

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The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) voted last week to adopt model legislation presented by the Parental Rights Foundation that would require due process before a parent’s name can be added to a state’s child abuse register. According to their website, ALEC “is America’s largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators dedicated to the…

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 It’s a parent’s worst nightmare—the littlest one has just taken a tumble down the stairs. And now you have to decide: Do you traumatize her with an un­necessary trip to the ER? Or do you stay home and risk your child’s health if she really is injured more than you can see? That was the…

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