Child Abuse Reporting Laws for Maine

STATE AND STATUTE: Maine, Stats. Title 22 §§ 4011-A et seq. (originally enacted in 1979; statute language affecting what appears here most recently amended in 2016; all language verified here as of November of 2017)

WHAT IS REPORTABLE "ABUSE": Known or reasonable cause to suspect that a child has been or is likely to be abused or neglected. [4011-A]

MANDATORY REPORTERS: Clergy members, teachers, guidance counselors, school officials, youth camp administrators and counselors, and child care personnel. [4011-A(1)(A)]. Any person affiliated with a church or religious institution who serves in an administrative capacity or has otherwise assumed a position of trust or responsibility to the members of that church or religious institution, while acting in that capacity, regardless of whether the person receives compensation. [4011-A(1)(C)]

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