Law Profile Paper
Mary J Blige
August 13, 2012
In the human services field you are constantly working with many different individuals for various reasons. When working with others and their situations they are many laws that have to be abided by to assure that their personal information and safety is protected. One particular act that we have learned about during the last couple weeks was the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Within the act it has give protection their client’s medical records and information to stop it getting to those who have no legal right to them. A law that I have found that I believe to be very important is the CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010. This Act is a revised law from the original Child Abuse Protection and Treatment Act (CAPTA) that was presented to us in 2003. Every day children are being hurt and killed due to child abuse so I have decided this act would best to look more in to.
Over the last couple years I have noticed a rise in deaths of child because of neglect, or abuse. Although this has always been an issue that has been around for as long as we can remember, with the help of the media it is more frequently being brought to the attention of many around the world. The CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010 which was known as the CAPTA (Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act). The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act was previously known to be an essential source for funding of innovative dependency court programs as well as funding for child welfare agencies. The purpose of the CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2012 is to improve program operation and data collection over time. (J.R Marsh, 2012) Also to improve systems for supporting and training individuals who prevent, identify, and respond to reports of neglect, abuse, and maltreatment of children. (J.R Marsh, 2012) As well as strengthening coordination among providers who address the...