SB 200 – CPS Intake Screening/PED Study

Primary Senate Sponsors: Sen. Chuck Edwards (R-Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvania); Sen. Carl Ford (R-Rowan, Stanly); Sen. Jim Burgin (R-Harnett, Johnston, Lee)


This bill:

  • Prohibits county departments of social services from utilizing child protective services intake screening criteria with county policy more stringent than, or in addition to, state policy.
  • Requires DHHS to implement a rapid consultation system no later than June 30, 2022 to provide consultation to counties when making decisions regarding the safety of children.
  • Requires DHHS to periodically assess county department of social services workers’ and supervisors’ comprehension and implementation of State policy and their training needs regarding the screening of reports of alleged child maltreatment.
  • Requires DHHS to increase the frequency of intake training, develop an intermediate intake screening course, and require county social services workers and supervisors to complete an intake screening training at least every 3 years.
  • Requires DHHS to revise the child protective services structured intake form to ensure it continues to meet federal and State requirements and provides consistency for use statewide.
  • Requires DHHS to report to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services on its progress towards improved program monitoring and continuous quality improvement.


Filed – 3/8/2021