February 3, 2006, Newsletter Issue #69: Definition of Neglect

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Neglect has been defined as "a caregiverīs failure or omission to provide a child with the care, supervision, and services necessary to maintain the childīs physical and mental health, including but not limited to, food, nutrition, clothing, shelter, supervision, medicine, and medical services that a prudent person would consider essential for the well-being of the child or failure to make a reasonable effort to protect a child from abuse, neglect, or exploitation by another person."

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