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Child Abuse Reporting Laws for Utah

Last Reviewed: June 4, 2021

State and Statute: Utah, Stats. §§ 62A-4a-402 et seq.

What Is Reportable "Abuse": Physical, sexual, or mental abuse or neglect. [62A-4a-401]

Mandatory Reporters: Any individual. [62A-4a-403(1)(a)]

How and Where to Report: To the nearest peace officer, law enforcement agency, or office of the division. [[62A-4a-403(1)]

Timeline to Report: Immediately. [62A-4a-403(1)]

Clergy Privilege: “(3) Subject to Subsection (4), the reporting requirement does not apply to: (a) a member of the clergy, with regard to any confession made to the member of the clergy while functioning in the ministerial capacity of the member of the clergy and without the consent of the individual making the confession if: (i) the perpetrator made the confession directly to the member of the clergy; and (ii) the member of the clergy is, under canon law or church doctrine or practice, bound to maintain ...

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  • November 30, 2017
  • Last Reviewed: June 4, 2021

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