Immunity for Persons Who Report Child Abuse and Neglect - Oklahoma

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Immunity for Making Reports

Citation: Ann. Stat. Tit. 10A, § 1-2-104

Any person who, in good faith and exercising due care, reports suspected child abuse or neglect shall have immunity from any civil or criminal liability that might otherwise be incurred or imposed.

Additional Provisions of Immunity

Citation: Ann. Stat. Tit. 10A, § 1-2-104

Any person who, in good faith and exercising due care, allows access to a child by persons authorized to investigate a report concerning the child shall have immunity from any civil or criminal liability that might otherwise be incurred or imposed. Any such participant shall have the same immunity with respect to participation in any judicial proceeding resulting from such report. For purposes of any civil or criminal proceeding the good faith of any person in making a report pursuant to the provisions of § 1-2-101 of this title shall be presumed.

A child advocacy center that is accredited by the National Children's Alliance, and the employees thereof, who are acting in good faith and exercising due care shall have immunity from civil liability that may be incurred or imposed through participation in the investigation process and any judicial proceeding resulting from the investigation process.

Limitations to Immunity

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.