Who is a Mandated Reporter?

  • A mandated reporter is a professional who, because of his or her particular employment is likely to have regular contact with children.
  • The legislature has outlined a number of health care professionals, including doctors, dentists and nurses, as mandated reporters.
  • The list also includes teachers, guidance counselors, school administrators, psychiatrists, psychologists, family counselors or therapists.
  • Social workers, police, fire fighters and even court personnel are required to report cases of suspected abuse, as are a number of specialized fields.