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More on Indiana’s Mandated Reporter Law
Indiana’s Mandated Reporter law goes beyond what many other states do. Hoosiers should know what their legal obligation to children is.
Anyone issuing a report, regardless of age or whether it’s to law enforcement or the Child Abuse Hotline, is shielded from litigation, prosecution, or any other kind of risk if a claim is incorrect, if the report is made in good faith. “As long as you’ve made a good faith report, we must have faith in the system that it will be considered and investigated appropriately.”
Indiana doesn’t exempt anyone from this requirement. Doctors, clergy, and attorneys are all required to report suspected abuse, regardless of other privacy privileges they may have.