Immunity for Persons Who Report Child Abuse and Neglect - Connecticut

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Immunity for Making Reports

Citation: Gen. Stat. § 17a-101e(b)

Any person, institution, or agency that, in good faith, makes a report pursuant to §§ 17a-101a to 17a-101d, inclusive, and 17a-103 shall be immune from any civil or criminal liability that might otherwise arise from or be related to such report.

Additional Provisions of Immunity

Citation: Gen. Stat. § 17a-101e(b)

Any person, institution, or agency that, in good faith, provides professional medical intervention or assistance in any proceeding involving child abuse and neglect, including, but not limited to, causing a photograph, x-ray, or a physical custody examination to be made; causing a child to be taken into emergency protective custody; disclosing a medical record or other information pertinent to the proceeding; or performing a medically relevant test shall be immune from any civil or criminal liability that might otherwise arise from or be related to the actions taken and shall have the same immunity with respect to any judicial proceeding that results from such report or actions.

Limitations to Immunity

Citation: Gen. Stat. § 17a-101e(b)

Immunity from civil or criminal liability is not provided to the person perpetrated or caused the abuse or neglect.

The immunity from civil or criminal liability extends only to actions done pursuant to this subsection and does not extend to the malpractice of a medical professional that results in personal injury or death.