In a criminal action, the mandated reporter may be found guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for up to 93 days and a fine of 0.
If more than one mandated reporter suspects child abuse or neglect based upon the same incident, they may submit just one DHS-3200 form.
Various laws covering these populations offer differing definitions of abuse and different penalties for failing to report.
But there is a lot of common ground such as any evidence of physical injury, neglect, sexual or emotional abuse, or financial exploitation.
For in-person training, please contact Julia Neighbors at [email protected] Centralized Intake at 1-855-GACHILD / 1-855-422-4453 or by:•Fax – 229-317-9663•Email – [email protected]•Web-based reporting - **Web-based reporting requires completion of Mandated Reporter Training to obtain an ID# (see below) (a) The purpose of this Code section is to provide for the protection of children.
It is intended that mandatory reporting will cause the protective services of the state to be brought to bear on the situation in an effort to prevent abuses, to protect and enhance the welfare of children, and to preserve family life wherever possible.
Oregon state law, however, mandates that workers in certain professions must make reports if they have reasonable cause to suspect abuse or neglect.