Immunity for Persons Who Report Child Abuse and Neglect - Florida

Date: January 2023

Immunity for Making Reports

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 39.203

Any person, official, or institution participating in good faith in any act authorized or required by the reporting laws or reporting in good faith any instance of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect to the department or any law enforcement agency shall be immune from any civil or criminal liability that might otherwise result by reason of such action.

Additional Provisions of Immunity

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Limitations to Immunity

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 39.203

Nothing contained in the reporting laws shall be deemed to grant civil or criminal immunity to any person suspected of having abused, abandoned, or neglected a child or committed any illegal act upon or against a child.