Clergy as Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect - Maine

Date: May 2023

The Requirement for Clergy to Report 

Citation: Rev. Stat. Tit. 22, § 4011-A

Mandatory reporters include the following:

  • A clergy member who acquires the information as a result of clerical professional work 
  • Any person affiliated with a church or religious institution who serves in an administrative capacity or has otherwise assumed a position of trust or responsibility to the members of that church or religious institution, while acting in that capacity, regardless of whether the person receives compensation

 Privileged Communications

Citation: Rev. Stat. Tit. 22, § 4011-A

A member of the clergy may claim privilege when information is received during a confidential communication.