Stricken language would be deleted from and underlined language would be added to present law.
1 State of Arkansas
2 93rd General Assembly A Bill
3 Regular Session, 2021 SENATE BILL 257
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5 By: Senator B. Johnson
6 By: Representative Watson
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8 For An Act To Be Entitled
9 AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE TIME FOR
10 COMPLETING AN INVESTIGATION OF SUSPECTED ADULT
11 MALTREATMENT OR LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY RESIDENT
12 MALTREATMENT; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
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16 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE TIME FOR
17 COMPLETING AN INVESTIGATION OF SUSPECTED
18 ADULT MALTREATMENT OR LONG-TERM CARE
19 FACILITY RESIDENT MALTREATMENT.
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22 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS:
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24 SECTION 1. Arkansas Code 12-12-1711(b)(1), concerning procedures for
25 the Department of Human Services' investigation of suspected adult
26 maltreatment or long-term care facility resident maltreatment, is amended to
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28 (b)(1)(A) The investigation shall be completed and an investigative
29 determination entered within sixty (60) days:
30 (i) Ninety (90) days for an allegation of
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32 (ii) Sixty (60) days for any other type of adult
33 maltreatment allegation.
34 (B) The department may extend an investigation for up to
35 an additional forty-five (45) days if the department is unable to complete
36 the investigation or written investigative report due to untimely or
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Statutes affected:
SB 257: 12-12-1711(b)