Immunity for Persons Who Report Child Abuse and Neglect - Delaware

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Immunity for Making Reports

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 16, § 908(a)

Any person participating in good faith in the making of a report or notifying police officers pursuant to this chapter has immunity from any liability, civil or criminal, that might otherwise exist, and such immunity extends to participation in any judicial proceeding resulting from the above actions taken in good faith.

Additional Provisions of Immunity

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 16, § 908(a)

Any person participating in good faith in assisting in a multidisciplinary case as required by § 906(b)(4) of this title; performing a medical examination without the consent of those responsible for the care, custody, and control of a child pursuant to § 906(e) of this title; or exercising emergency protective custody in compliance with § 907 of this title has immunity from any civil or criminal liability that might otherwise exist, and such immunity extends to participation in any judicial proceeding resulting from the above actions taken in good faith.

Limitations to Immunity

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 16, § 908(a)

This section does not limit the liability of any health-care provider for personal injury claims due to medical negligence that occurs from any examination performed pursuant to this chapter.