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HB 1721 Child abuse and neglect; mandatory reporters.

Introduced by: Wendy W. Gooditis | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Child abuse and neglect; mandatory reporters. Adds to the list of persons who are required to report suspected child abuse or neglect ministers, priests, rabbis, imams, and duly accredited practitioners of any religious organization or denomination usually referred to as a church; however, the bill exempts such clergy members from the mandatory reporting requirement when the information supporting the suspicion of child abuse or neglect (i) is required by the doctrine of the religious organization or denomination to be kept confidential or (ii) would be subject to the exemptions set forth in 8.01-400 or 19.2-271.3 if offered as evidence in court.


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