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Child Abuse Reporting Laws for South Dakota

STATE AND STATUTE: South Dakota, Code §§ 26-8A-1 et seq. (originally enacted in 1964; statute language affecting what appears here most recently amended in 2016; all language verified here as of November of 2017).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 or mental abuse or neglect by a child's parent, guardian, or custodian, or sexual abuse by a child's parent, guardian, custodian, or other person responsible for a child's care. [8A-2]

MANDATORY REPORTERS: Includes any counselor, teacher, school counselor or official, licensed or registered child welfare provider, or religious healing practitioner. [8A-3]

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