mandated reporter


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man·dated re·por·ter

(man'dā-tĕd rē-pōr'tĕr)
A professional person required by law to report evidence or suspicion that a child or elderly adult has been abused or neglected. Mandated reporters include, but are not limited to, physicians, surgeons, medical examiners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, social workers, residents, interns, and other hospital personnel involved in admission, care, examination, or treatment of patients.
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An element related to the mandated reporter role is possible resistance to the role itself.
So it's important that they seek consultation or supervision before the call of mandated reporter is made.
Sullivan allegedly said he was a mandated reporter because he is a coach and he felt compelled to alert authorities to the abuse that he believed was taking place.
In motions filed by his lawyers in mid-February, the bishop had said that because others in the diocese were primarily tasked with reporting abuse, he was absolved of primary responsibility in the case and should not be considered a mandated reporter.
Mandated reporter satisfaction with child protection: More good news for workers.
Specific to nursing, you are a mandated reporter based on NRS 632.
If a mandated reporter doesn't report such suspicions, the penalty is generally up to $1,000 or six months in jail.
The same mandatory minimum sentence applies if the victim is under 12 and the defendant is more than 5 years older, or if the defendant is a mandated reporter of suspected child abuse or neglect.
The more recent report was filed by a mandated reporter, Mr.
DCF has never contacted the Auburn department about mandated reporter training since he started working there in 1989, he said.
Klopfenstein, who now maintains his own law practice, said that while it's not certain under exactly what circumstances Finn would be considered a mandated reporter, most legal understandings of mandated reporters are "purposefully broad.
Eighteen states, including Pennsylvania, have adopted laws that extend the definition of mandated reporter beyond the typical child-serving professionals--medical professionals, clergy, teachers, social workers, child care providers--by requiring all adults to be responsible for reporting suspected abuse and neglect.