Immunity for Persons Who Report Child Abuse and Neglect - Nevada

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Immunity for Making Reports

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 432B.160

Except as otherwise provided below, immunity from civil or criminal liability extends to every person who in good faith makes a report pursuant to the reporting laws.

In any proceeding to impose liability against a person for making a report pursuant to the reporting laws, there is a presumption that a person acted in good faith.

Additional Provisions of Immunity

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 432B.160

Except as otherwise provided below, immunity from civil or criminal liability extends to every person who in good faith does any of the following:

  • Conducts an interview or allows an interview to be taken
  • Allows or takes photographs or x-rays
  • Causes a medical test to be performed
  • Provides a record, or a copy of a record, of a medical test to an agency that provides child welfare services to the child, a law enforcement agency that participated in the investigation of the report made pursuant to § 432B. 220, or the prosecuting attorney's office
  • Holds a child pursuant to § 432B.400 (pertaining to the temporary detention of a child by a physician), takes possession of a child pursuant to § 432B.630 (pertaining to the delivery of a newborn child to a provider of emergency services), or places a child in protective custody
  • Performs any act pursuant to § 432B.630(2)
  • Refers a case or recommends the filing of a petition pursuant to § 432B.380 (pertaining to the referral of a case to a district attorney for criminal prosecution)

    Participates in a judicial proceeding resulting from a referral or recommendation

In any proceeding to impose liability against a person for performing any of the actions listed in this section, there is a presumption that a person acted in good faith.

Limitations to Immunity

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 432B.160

The provisions of this section do not confer any immunity from liability for the negligent performance of any act pursuant to § 432B.630.