Immunity for Persons Who Report Child Abuse and Neglect - Arkansas

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Immunity for Making Reports

Citation: Ann. Code § 12-18-107

A person or agency required by this chapter to report suspected child maltreatment who acts in good faith in making a notification is immune to suit and to civil and criminal liability. If acting in good faith, a person making notification not named in this section is immune from liability.

Additional Provisions of Immunity

Citation: Ann. Code § 12-18-107

A person or agency required by this chapter to report suspected child maltreatment who acts in good faith in taking a photograph or radiological test or the removal of a child while exercising a 72-hour hold is immune to suit and to civil and criminal liability. A publicly supported school, facility, or institution acting in good faith by cooperating with the investigative agency under this chapter shall be immune from civil and criminal liability.

Limitations to Immunity

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.