Immunity for Persons Who Report Child Abuse and Neglect - Nebraska

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Immunity for Making Reports

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 28-716

Any person making a report of child abuse or neglect as required by § 28-711 shall be immune from any civil or criminal liability that might otherwise be incurred or imposed.

Additional Provisions of Immunity

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 28-716

Any person participating in an investigation of a report of child abuse or neglect; participating in a judicial proceeding resulting the report; or providing information or assistance, including a medical evaluation or consultation in connection with an investigation, a report, or a judicial proceeding pursuant to a report of child abuse or neglect shall be immune from any civil or criminal liability that might otherwise be incurred or imposed.

Limitations to Immunity

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 28-716

The immunity authorized by this section shall not be provided when the person making the report or otherwise participating in an investigation has made maliciously false statements.