Clergy as Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect - Nebraska

Date: May 2023

The Requirement for Clergy to Report 

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 28-711

When any person has reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subjected to child abuse or neglect or observes that child being subjected to conditions or circumstances that reasonably would result in child abuse or neglect, they shall make a report to the proper law enforcement agency or to the Department of Human Services.

Privileged Communications

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 28-714

The physician-patient, counselor-client, and spousal privileges shall not be grounds for failing to report. (The privileged communications of a clergy member are not addressed by this statute.)