(1) Does the state require everyone to report child abuse, including sex abuse? No.
(2) Does the law require coaches to report child abuse? Yes, at some levels, but arguably not at the college level. The law requires “school teachers and school administrative staff members, including athletic coaches, of public and private schools” to report abuse.
(3) Does the law require college staff to report child abuse? Not explicitly. The law requiring “school teachers . . . of public and private schools” is likely not broad enough to cover the college level.
(4) Does the law allow jail time for those who fail to properly report abuse? Yes; the penalty is a Class A Misdemeanor, which carries a sentence of up to a year in jail.
Notes: The law also requires the “administrative officers of institutions” to report abuse.
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