Information about laws impacting adolescent health care access in California and nationally

CHILD ABUSE REPORTING

“Mandated reporters” are required by law to report suspected child abuse or neglect. Who is a mandated reporter? What is “reportable” abuse? The tools on this page help explain the legal responsibility of health care providers to report abuse under California law.

CHARTS

When Sexual Intercourse is Deemed Child Abuse in California: In California, health care practitioners are mandated to report any reasonable suspicion of child abuse. This comprehensive chart explains when sexual intercourse with a minor is reportable as child abuse. (Current. Updated 2017)

TOOLS

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) – Reporting Rules for Mandated Reporters: This document summarizes key parts of the reporting requirements so that mandated reporters can understand their obligations. (Last updated 2020)

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) – Tele-Services and Reporting: This document addresses mandated reporting rules when providing telemedicine, teletherapy or tele-education. (Last updated 2020)

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