Here Are The Mandatory Reporting Laws In Nevada

Nevada

(1) Does the state require everyone to report child abuse, including sex abuse?  Almost. “Any adult person who is employed by an entity that provides organized activities for children” must report.

(2) Does the law require coaches to report child abuse? Yes, if “employed,” by way of the above language. Volunteers may not be required to report. Anyone holding a state license or certification for a profession must also report, including athletic trainers.

(3) Does the law require college staff to report child abuse? Yes, under the presumption that their “entity provides organized activities for children.”

(4) Does the law allow jail time for those who fail to properly report abuse? Yes; failing to report is a misdemeanor offense with a punishment of up to six months in jail.

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Aaron Keller is an attorney licensed in two states. He holds a juris doctor degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law and a broadcast journalism degree from Syracuse University. During law school, he completed legal residencies in the Office of the New Hampshire Attorney General and in a local prosecutor’s office. He was employed as a summer associate in the New Hampshire Department of Safety, which manages the state police, and further served as a summer law clerk for a New York trial judge. Before law school, Keller worked for television stations in New York and in the Midwest, mostly as an evening news anchor and investigative reporter. His original reporting on the Wisconsin murder of Teresa Halbach was years later featured in the Netflix film "Making A Murderer."

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