Mo. House Endorses Child Abuse Reporting Bill

7 years 3 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, April 16 2013 Apr 16, 2013 Tuesday, April 16, 2013 11:14:00 AM CDT April 16, 2013 in News
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri House members have passed legislation that would require mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect to report suspicions directly to the state's Children's Division. Currently, mandated reporters such as doctors, social workers and teachers must either report or "cause a report to be made" to the Children's Division when they suspect child abuse or neglect.

Supporters of the House legislation say that allows a mandated reporter to submit information to another person in his or her organization, who then decides whether to notify authorities. The House legislation passed 150-0 and now will be considered by the Senate.

 

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