Immunity for Persons Who Report Child Abuse and Neglect - Wyoming

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Immunity for Making Reports

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 14-3-209

Any person, official, institution, or agency participating in good faith in any act required or permitted by the reporting laws (§§ 14-3-201 through 14-3-215), including reporting cases of suspected child abuse or neglect, is immune from any civil or criminal liability that might otherwise result by reason of the action. For any civil or criminal proceeding, the good faith of any person, official, or institution participating in any act permitted or required by the reporting laws shall be presumed.

Additional Provisions of Immunity

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 14-3-209

Any person, official, institution, or agency participating in good faith in any act required or permitted by the reporting laws (§§ 14-3-201 through 14-3-215), including, but not limited to, investigating or assessing a report or taking a child into temporary protective custody, is immune from any civil or criminal liability that might otherwise result by reason of the action. For any civil or criminal proceeding, the good faith of any person, official, or institution participating in any act permitted or required by the reporting laws shall be presumed.

Limitations to Immunity

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.