Rhode Island Resource Directory

A Guide to Services Associated with RI 2-1-1

Child Abuse Medical Evaluations

Code: LF-7000.1550

Hospitals and clinics with multidisciplinary teams that conduct historical interviews and physical examinations of children to determine whether there are injuries or other forms of physical evidence that are consistent with neglect, emotional deprivation/failure to thrive, or physical or sexual abuse that constitute the battered child syndrome. Historical information supplied by the child in the medical interview may be used to establish a case for child abuse even in the absence of physical evidence.

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