This sounds like some typical TN Dept of Children’s Services crap program they have stuffed in the back door of the states public school system.
Probably mandatory now if a child complains of something like this to undergo a “medial exam” to “determine” if DCS “needs” to be called in so they can ruin more lives.
TN DCS has a VERY BAD history of being colossal idiots, accusing the wrong people of crimes, giving children over to convicted sex offenders who then assault them and failing to remove children from homes where actual abuse is taking place.
Because of Tennessee state laws written by previous DEM majority lawmakers and because of DCS own LIBERAL agenda and policies the kids who need to be adopted out simply aren't but rather end up playing musical Foster Homes for years on end.
I wish a Knoxville or East Tennessee area Conservative lawmaker would sign up under an assumed name for DCS Foster Parenting P.A.T.H. Classes and see the heck what is going on in this system. I think they would after 9 weeks be shocked and disgusted. They also need to talk to actual Foster Parents. In kinship cases especially the birth parents are being allowed to threaten, harass, and disrupt the homes the kids are in. The birth parents can also encourage their older children to act out and DCS does nothing. There's perp parents intimidating their victim children too trying to get testimony changes from them.
Kids with serious emotional issues for example will not get the level of help they need because DCS legal nor the caseworkers even bother to give the judges the case reports and professionals recommendations. When their boo boo's finally come crashing down they pin blame on everyone else but themselves. This system need a very extensive investigation by our lawmakers and policy changes made ASAP. We also need a new DCS Commissioner as well.
For the case in the article? If they felt that child was in danger then there is a County Health Department OR better yet the nurse could have easilly asked do you mind if I contact the childs doctor. Issue Resolved and all rights protected. UTI's especially in females at any age due to anatomy issues are pretty common and that nurse should have known that.
“TN DCS has a VERY BAD history of being colossal idiots, accusing the wrong people of crimes, giving children over to convicted sex offenders who then assault them and failing to remove children from homes where actual abuse is taking place.”
Unfortunately, Tennessee’s DCS is not alone. That sort of incompetence is nationwide, and usually protected by govt. which results in more of the same.