Child Abuse Reporting Laws for Wisconsin

STATE AND STATUTE: Wisconsin, Code §§ 48.981 (originally enacted in 2007; statute language affecting what appears here most recently amended in 2017; all language verified here as of November of 2017)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. [48.981]

MANDATORY REPORTERS: Any of the following persons who has reasonable cause to suspect that a child seen by the person in the course of professional duties has been abused or neglected: marriage and family therapist, professional counselor, school teacher, school administrator, school counselor, child-care worker in a day care center or residential care center for children and youth, day care provider.

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