Immunity for Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect

Immunity for Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect
This factsheet summarizes State laws on immunity from liability for persons who in good faith report suspected instances of child abuse or neglect. Immunity statutes protect both mandatory and voluntary reporters from civil or criminal liability that they might otherwise incur. The publication also discusses the provision of immunity for taking photographs or x-rays, performing medical examinations or tests, and participating in the investigation or prosecution of child abuse or neglect cases. Laws for all 50 States and territories are included.
https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/laws-policies/statutes/immunity/