Child Abuse Reporting Laws for Tennessee

STATE AND STATUTE: Tennessee, Code §§ 37-1-401 et seq. (originally enacted in 1973; statute language affecting what appears here most recently amended in 2013; all language verified here as of November of 2017)

WHAT IS REPORTABLE "ABUSE": Physical, mental, or sexual abuse, or neglect. [403 and 605]

MANDATORY REPORTERS: Any person [403(a)(1)] Includes (but is not limited to) "(a)uthority figures at a community facility … for educational, religious, social, health, or welfare purposes, including, but not limited to, facilities operated by schools … or church or religious organizations," practitioners relying on spiritual means for healing, school teachers, school officials, and school personnel. [605(a)]

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