Child Abuse Reporting Laws for Hawaii

State and Statute: Hawaii, Stats. §§ 350-1 et seq.

What Is Reportable "Abuse": Physical, sexual, or psychological abuse, or neglect, by any person who is in any manner or degree related to the child, is residing with the child, or is otherwise responsible for the child's care. (350-1(1)]

Mandatory Reporters: Includes employees or officers of a private school, licensed child care facility, or any public or private agency providing recreational or sports activities who, in their professional or official capacity, have reason to believe that child abuse has occurred. [350-1.1]

How and Where to Report: Oral report, followed as soon as possible by written report, to Department of Human Services or the police department. Reporter “also shall immediately notify the person in charge or a designated delegate of the report” at the public or private schol, agency, or institution. [350-1.1(b)(c)]

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