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Child Abuse Reporting Laws for New York

State and Statute: New York, Soc. Serv. Law §§ 411 et seq.

What Is Reportable "Abuse": Physical abuse or maltreatment of a child under the age of 18. [412]

Mandatory Reporters: Includes a Christian Science Practitioner, any school official (including teacher, counselor, administrator, and full- or part-time employee who coaches), social services worker, day care center worker, provider of family or group family day care, director of a children’s overnight camp, summer day camp or traveling summer day camp, or any other child care or foster care worker, and mental health professional has “reasonable cause to suspect that a child coming before them in their professional or official capacity is an abused or maltreated child.” [413(1)(a)] Any entity employing mandated reporters must provide them with written information explain- ing the reporting requirements ...

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