Child Abuse Reporting Laws for Virginia
Last Reviewed: November 30, 2017

State and Statute: Virginia, Code §§ 63.2-1501 et seq.

What Is Reportable "Abuse": Physical, sexual, or mental abuse or neglect by a child's parent or "other person responsible for his care."

Mandatory Reporters: Includes any teacher or other person employed in a public or private school or nursery school; mental health professional; any person "associated with or employed by any private organization responsible for the care, custody or control of children"; "any person providing full-time or part-time child care for pay on a regularly planned basis"; and "any person 18 years of age or older associated with or employed by any public or private organization responsible for the care, custody or control of children.

If the information is received by a teacher, staff member, resident, intern or nurse in the course of professional services in a hospital, school or similar institution, such person may, in place of said report, immediately notify the person in charge of the institution or department, or his designee, who shall make such report forthwith.

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