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Here Are The Mandatory Reporting Laws In Mississippi

Mississippi

(1) Does the state require everyone to report child abuse, including sex abuse?  Yes. State law requires a list of professions and “any other person having reasonable cause to suspect that a child is a neglected child or an abused child” to report the abuse to the authorities.

(2) Does the law require coaches to report child abuse? Yes, because everyone must report.

(3) Does the law require college staff to report child abuse? Yes, because everyone must report.

(4) Does the law allow jail time for those who fail to properly report abuse? Yes, by jail time of up to one year and a fine of up to $5,000.

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