March 13, 1985

Opinions concerning Section 20-7-490(c) (2) Code or Laws of South Carolina, 1976, defines “harm” to a child’s health or welfare as occurring when a parent, guardian or other person responsible for the child’s welfare “commits or allows to be committed against the child a sexual offense as defined by the laws of this State.”

Requested by: The Honorable James L. Solomon, Jr., Commissioner, South Carolina Department of Social Services

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