Child Abuse Reporting Laws for Virginia

STATE AND STATUTE: Virginia, Code §§ 63.2-1501 et seq. (originally enacted in 2002; statute language affecting what appears here most recently amended in 2017; all language verified here as of November of 2017)

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.

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