257.0725 ANNUAL REPORT.
The commissioner of human services shall publish an annual report on child maltreatment
and on children in out-of-home placement. The commissioner shall confer with counties,
child welfare organizations, child advocacy organizations, the courts, and other groups on
how to improve the content and utility of the department's annual report. In regard to child
maltreatment, the report shall include the number and kinds of maltreatment reports received and
any other data that the commissioner determines is appropriate to include in a report on child
maltreatment. In regard to children in out-of-home placement, the report shall include, by county
and statewide, information on legal status, living arrangement, age, sex, race, accumulated length
of time in placement, reason for most recent placement, race of family with whom placed, and
other information deemed appropriate on all children in out-of-home placement. Out-of-home
placement includes placement in any facility by an authorized child-placing agency.
History: 1988 c 689 art 2 s 216; 1996 c 416 s 9; 1Sp2001 c 9 art 11 s 4; 2002 c 379 art 1 s 113