Immunity for Persons Who Report Child Abuse and Neglect - Virginia

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Immunity for Making Reports

Citation: Ann. Code § 63.2-1512

Any person who makes a report or complaint pursuant to the reporting laws shall be immune from any civil or criminal liability in connection with making the report.

Additional Provisions of Immunity

Citation: Ann. Code § 63.2-1512

Any person who takes a child into custody pursuant to law or participates in a judicial proceeding resulting from a report shall be immune from any civil or criminal liability in connection with the action.

Limitations to Immunity

Citation: Ann. Code § 63.2-1512

A person will not be provided immunity if it is proven that such person acted in bad faith or with malicious intent.