Immunity for Persons Who Report Child Abuse and Neglect - Georgia

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Immunity for Making Reports

Citation: Ann. Code § 19-7-5(f)

Any person or persons, partnership, firm, corporation, association, hospital, or other entity participating in the making of a report or causing a report to be made shall in so doing be immune from any civil or criminal liability that might otherwise be incurred or imposed, provided that such participation pursuant to this section or any other law is made in good faith. Any person making a report, whether required by this section or not, shall be immune from liability as provided in this subsection.

Additional Provisions of Immunity

Citation: Ann. Code § 19-7-5(f)

Individuals who otherwise provide information or assistance, including, but not limited to, medical evaluations or consultations, in connection with a report made to a child welfare agency providing protective services, an appropriate police authority, or military law enforcement pursuant to this section or any other law or participating in any judicial proceeding or any other proceeding resulting therefrom shall in so doing be immune from any civil or criminal liability that might otherwise be incurred or imposed, provided that such participation pursuant to this section or any other law is made in good faith.

 

Limitations to Immunity

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.