Mandatory reporters, while acting in an official capacity, who come in contact with an elderly or developmentally disabled adult they suspect have been abused or neglected, must report to DHS or law enforcement.Michigan Child Protection Law requires certain professionals to report their suspicions of child abuse or neglect to Children's Protective Services (CPS) at the Department of Human Services (DHS).Also see: Mandatory Reporting for DHS Employees All citizens have a responsibility to protect those who cannot protect themselves.
__________________________________________________________ Child abuse and neglect means the physical or mental injury, sexual abuse or exploitation, negligent treatment, or maltreatment of a child under the age of eighteen (18) by a person, including any employee of a residential facility or any staff person providing out-of-home care, who is responsible for the child's welfare under circumstances indicating harm or threatened harm to the child's health or welfare.
The term encompasses both acts and omissions on the part of a responsible person.
Various laws covering these populations offer differing definitions of abuse and different penalties for failing to report.
But there is a lot of common ground such as any evidence of physical injury, neglect, sexual or emotional abuse, or financial exploitation.
A person making a good faith report is protected from civil and criminal prosecution and cannot be penalized for making the report or cooperating with a CPS investigation.
Mandated Reporter Hotline If a mandated reporter is dissatisfied with the response by MDHHS, the mandated reporter may contact the Mandated Reporter Hotline at .Written reports shall be made on forms available from a county children and youth social service agency. Written reports shall be made in the manner and on forms prescribed by the Department of Public Welfare. (4) The nature and extent of the suspected child abuse including any evidence of prior abuse to the child or siblings of the child. (8) The person making the report and where that person can be reached. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (223111) to (223113). Code § 42.41 (relating to definitions relating to child abuse reporting requirements); 49 Pa.The following information shall be included in the written reports, if available: (1) The names and addresses of the child and the parents or other person responsible for the care of the child, if known. (5) The name and relationship of the persons responsible for causing the suspected abuse, if known, and any evidence of prior abuse by those persons. (9) The actions taken by the reporting source, including the taking of photographs and X-rays, removal or keeping of the child or notifying the medical examiner or coroner. The provisions of this § 42.42 adopted November 8, 1996, effective November 9, 1996, 26 Pa. 5425; amended December 7, 2001, effective December 8, 2001, 31 Pa. Code § 42.46 (relating to confidentialitywaived); and 49 Pa. No part of the information on this site may be reproduced for profit or sold for profit.All employees of the Oregon Department of Human Services are mandatory reporters.These individuals are required to report because they have frequent contact with at-risk populations – infants and children, people who are elderly or dependent, individuals with mental illness or developmental disabilities, and residents of nursing homes and other health care facilities.These people are mandated reporters and have established relationships with children based on their profession.