Here Are The Mandatory Reporting Laws In North Dakota | Law & Crime

Here Are The Mandatory Reporting Laws In North Dakota

North Dakota

(1) Does the state require everyone to report child abuse, including sex abuse? No.

(2) Does the law require coaches to report child abuse? Not explicitly. However, if a coach also meets the definition of a “schoolteacher,” “administrator,” “school counselor,” or “child care worker,” he or she would be required to report. It is likely those terms are not legally broad enough to cover all coaches.

(3) Does the law require college staff to report child abuse? Not explicitly. However, if a college staff member or professor also meets the definition of a “schoolteacher,” “administrator,” “school counselor,” or “child care worker,” he or she would be required to report. It is likely those terms are not legally broad enough to cover college staff or professors.

(4) Does the law allow jail time for those who fail to properly report abuse? Yes; the penalty is a Class B Misdemeanor punishable by up to thirty days in jail and a fine of up to $1,500.

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