Child Abuse Reporting Laws for Washington

STATE AND STATUTE: Washington, Code §§ 26.44.010 et seq. (originally enacted in 1965; statute language affecting what appears here most recently amended in 2017 (effective on July 1, 2018); all language verified here as of November of 2017 remains effective after July 1, 2018)

WHAT IS REPORTABLE "ABUSE": Physical, mental, or sexual abuse or neglect. [26.44.020]

MANDATORY REPORTERS: Includes any professional school personnel, licensed or certified child care providers or their employees.

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