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Category: Injuries to Children

March 9, 2014
Who Can Be Held Liable For Child Abuse In New York

By Michael H. Joseph


One of the most underused and little known laws in New York is the one that requires certain professionals to report suspected child abuse or maltreatment to the New York State Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment. The New York Social Services laws create civil liability for various categories of professionals who fail to adequately investigate reports of child abuse or neglect. Among the types of professionals who are covered by the law are teachers, police officers, child protective services personnel and doctors, who are often called mandatory reporters. When a mandatory reporter fails to report child abuse or… Read More

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