Clergy as Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect - Rhode Island

Date: May 2023

The Requirement for Clergy to Report 

Citation: Gen. Laws § 40-11-3

Any person who has reasonable cause to know or suspect that a child has been abused or neglected must report.

Privileged Communications

Citation: Gen. Laws § 40-11-11

The privileged quality of communication between spouses and any professional person and their patient or client, except that between and an attorney and their client, shall not constitute grounds for failure to report.