Checklist: Are You a Mandatory Reporter of Child Abuse?

Certain persons are required by law to report known or suspect cases of child abuse to the authorities. The authorities have established toll free numbers for such reporting in most states. The person’s name is kept anonymous and they have no liability if the reported in good faith even if the investigations reveal that there is no abuse. The exact list of persons required to report child abuse varies according to state law but generally the following persons are required to report child abuse:<

  • Teachers
  • Teachers’ Assistants
  • Day Care Workers
  • Counselors
  • Clergyperson
  • Doctors
  • Doctors’ assistants and office staff
  • Dentists
  • Dentists’ assistants and office staff
  • Surgeons
  • Social Workers
  • School Staff including administrators, advisors and paraprofessionals.
  • Registered Nurses
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Principals
  • Practical Nurses
  • Police Officers
  • Physicians
  • Pediatricians
  • Optometrists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Medical Examiners
  • Hospital Personnel
  • Foster Care Workers
  • Firefighters
  • Family Practitioners
  • Emergency Medical Technicians

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