Immunity for Persons Who Report Child Abuse and Neglect - District of Columbia

Date: January 2023

Immunity for Making Reports

Citation: Ann. Code § 4-1321.04

Any person, hospital, or institution participating in good faith in making a report pursuant to the reporting laws shall have immunity from liability, civil or criminal, that might otherwise be incurred or imposed with respect to making the report.

Additional Provisions of Immunity

Citation: Ann. Code § 4-1321.04

Any such participation shall have the same immunity with respect to participation in any judicial proceeding involving the report. In all civil or criminal proceedings concerning the child or resulting from the report, good faith shall be presumed unless rebutted.

Limitations to Immunity

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.