Here Are The Mandatory Reporting Laws In Maine

Maine

(1) Does the state require everyone to report child abuse, including sex abuse?  Almost. Besides enumerating a list of professionals who must report, Maine also requires “any person who has assumed full, intermittent or occasional responsibility for the care or custody of the child, regardless of whether the person receives compensation” to report.

(2) Does the law require coaches to report child abuse? Yes; the above language appears to be broad enough to cover coaches.

(3) Does the law require college staff to report child abuse? Yes; the above language appears to be broad enough to cover coaches.

(4) Does the law allow jail time for those who fail to properly report abuse? No; the penalty appears to be a civil forfeiture of up to $500.

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