Immunity for Persons Who Report Child Abuse and Neglect

Date: January 2023
Immunity for Persons Who Report Child Abuse and Neglect

Series Title: State Statutes Series

Author(s): Information Gateway

Year Published: 2023

File Size: 289 KB

Current Through: 01-31-2023

This publication discusses State laws on immunity from criminal or civil liability for both mandatory and voluntary reporters who in good faith report suspected instances of child abuse or neglect. The publication also discusses the provision of immunity for persons who take photographs or x-rays, perform medical examinations or tests, or participate in investigations or legal proceedings related to child abuse or neglect reports. This publication presents a general overview of this aspect of child welfare law. Summaries of laws on this topic for all individual States and U.S. Territories are available from the State Statutes Search page.

Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2023). Immunity for persons who report child abuse and neglect. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau.

This publication is a product of the State Statutes Series prepared by Child Welfare Information Gateway. While every attempt has been made to be as complete as possible, additional information on these topics may be in other sections of a State's code as well as agency regulations, case law, and informal practices and procedures.

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