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Child Abuse Reporting Laws for Minnesota

STATE AND STATUTE: Minnesota, Stats. §§ 626.556 et seq. (originally enacted in 1975; statute language affecting what appears here most recently amended in 2017; all language verified here as of November of 2017)

WHAT IS REPORTABLE "ABUSE": Physical or sexual abuse or neglect. [626.556]

MANDATORY REPORTERS: A person who knows or has reason to believe a child is being abused, or has been 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." [626.556(3)]

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