scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: mandatory reporting
John Wm. Unger (junger@ALPHA1.NET
Wed Mar 22 2000 - 11:51:29 CST
I am not a lawyer, but this is _my_ understanding of the situation in
In Texas, the individual who has first hand knowledge or suspicion of
child-abuse is legally obligated to report it to the state. If one only
reports it to the SE, then one is not in compliance with the laws of the
State of Texas, and liable to the penalties of the law.
One should consult with ones own lawyer(s) in ones' state of residence
for legal advice regarding ones obligations in matters of this nature.