37.47.302 CENTRALIZED INTAKE BUREAU
(1) The centralized intake (CI) bureau is established within the department and is responsible for the operation of the statewide centralized intake system which receives all reports of suspected child abuse, neglect or abandonment statewide from both mandatory and discretionary reporters 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
(2) The department operates a child abuse hotline within the CI bureau to receive and screen incoming communications.
(3) All reports of child abuse or neglect must be made through the child abuse hotline. If a person calls, visits or writes a department office other than the child abuse hotline to report child abuse or neglect, that department office shall refer the person or written communication to the hotline.
History: Sec. 2-4-201 and 41-3-208, MCA; IMP, Sec. 41-3-102, 41-3-201, 41-3-202 and 41-3-302, MCA; NEW, 2004 MAR p. 1793, Eff. 8/6/04.