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16. What should be done if, during the hospital's clinical assessment, signs of abuse and/or neglect are present?
If the physician examining the newborn has reason to suspect that the newborn has experienced abuse and/or neglect (for reason other than being surrendered to an ESP) the physician must immediately report to the local Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Children’s Protective Services (CPS) office and file a Report of Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect.