Child Abuse Reporting Laws for Mississippi

State and Statute: Mississippi, Code §§ 43-21-353 et seq.

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)]

How and Where to Report: Oral report by telephone to the Department of Human Services, followed by a written report as soon as possible. [43-21-353(1)]

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