Term Child Abuse Medical Evaluations
Code LF-7000.1550
Definition 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.
Created 3/10/92
Changed 3/16/05
Use References CART Teams
Child Abuse Resource Teams
SCAN Teams
Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Teams
See Also References Child Abuse Protective/Restraining Orders (FT-6940.1500)
Child Abuse Volunteer Opportunities (PX-2300.0200-150)
Child Advocacy Centers (FT-3000.1450)
Children's Protective Services (PH-6500.1500)
External Classification Terms Ambulatory & Primary Health Care (NTE E30)
Child Abuse Prevention (NTE I72)
Health (CAN HC-300)
Health Care (USA HC-300)
Health Diagnostic, Intervention & Treatment (NPC E07)
Pediatrics (NTE G98)
Personal Safety (ACH E-01)
Protection of Children from Neglect, Abuse, Exploitation (UW
Related Concepts Child Abuse
Children and Youth
Early Childhood Programs/Services
Facet Service
Bibliographic References

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