Child Abuse Reporting Laws for Mississippi

STATE AND STATUTE: Mississippi, Code §§ 43-21-353 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 (originally enacted in 1979; statute language affecting what appears here most recently amended in 2016; all language verified here as of November of 2017)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": Physical, sexual, or mental abuse, or neglect. [43-21-353]

MANDATORY REPORTERS: Includes any minister, child care giver, private school employee, or "any other person having reasonable cause to suspect" that a child is abused. [43-21-353(1)]

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