Immunity for Persons Who Report Child Abuse and Neglect - Illinois

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Immunity for Making Reports

Citation: Comp. Stat. Ch. 325, § 5/9

Any person, institution, or agency that, under the reporting laws, participates in good faith in making a report or referral or making a disclosure of information concerning reports of child abuse and neglect in compliance with chapter 325, §§ 5/4, 5/4.2, or 5/11.1, as it relates to disclosure by school personnel shall have immunity from any civil or criminal liability that otherwise might result by reason of such actions.

In any civil or criminal proceedings, the good faith of any persons required to report or refer or who are permitted to report cases of suspected child abuse or neglect shall be presumed. For purposes of this section 'child abuse and neglect' includes abuse or neglect of an adult resident as defined in this act.

Additional Provisions of Immunity

Citation: Comp. Stat. Ch. 325, § 5/9

Any person, institution, or agency that, under the reporting laws, participates in good faith in the investigation of such a report or referral; taking photographs and x-rays; or retaining a child in temporary protective custody shall have immunity from any civil or criminal liability that otherwise might result by reason of such actions.

Limitations to Immunity

Citation: Comp. Stat. Ch. 325, § 5/9

Any who person who makes a report shall have immunity except in cases of willful or wanton misconduct.