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Child Abuse Reporting Laws for Michigan

State and Statute: Michigan, Laws §§ 722.622 et seq.

What Is Reportable "Abuse": "Child abuse means harm or threatened harm to a child's health or welfare that occurs through nonaccidental physical or mental injury, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, or maltreatment, by a parent, a legal guardian, or any other person responsible for the child's health or welfare or by a teacher, a teacher's aide, or a member of the clergy." [722.622]

Mandatory Reporters: Includes any marriage and family therapist, licensed professional counselor, social worker, school administrator, school counselor or teacher, or a regulated child care provider; and a "member of the clergy." [722.623(1)(a)]

"Member of the clergy" means "a priest, minister, rabbi, Christian Science practitioner, or other religious practitioner, or similar functionary of a church, ...

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