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Child Abuse Reporting Laws for Minnesota

Last Reviewed: June 3, 2021

State and Statute: Minnesota, Stats. §§ 260E et seq.

What Is Reportable "Abuse": “Egregious harm, neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, threatened injury, mental injury, maltreatment of a child in a facility.” [260E.03(subd. 12)]

Mandatory Reporters: A person who knows or has reason to believe a child is being neglected or physically or sexually abused, or has been neglected or physically or sexually abused within the preceding three years, and who is (1) a professional who is engaged in the practice of the healing arts, social services, psychological or psychiatric treatment, child care, education, or (2) "employed as a member of the clergy and received the information while engaged in ministerial duties, provided that a member of the clergy is not required by this subdivision to report information that is otherwise privileged." [260E.06(subd. 1)] ...

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  • November 30, 2017
  • Last Reviewed: June 3, 2021

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