PA 18-17—SB 244

Human Services Committee

AN ACT REQUIRING BEHAVIOR ANALYSTS TO BE MANDATED REPORTERS OF SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT

SUMMARY: This act adds licensed behavior analysts to the statutory list of mandated reporters of suspected child abuse and neglect. By law, mandated reporters must make such a report when, in the ordinary course of their employment or profession, they have reasonable cause to believe or suspect that a child under age 18 has been abused, neglected, or placed in imminent risk of serious harm (CGS 17a-101a). Failure to report may result in criminal penalties.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2018