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MANDATORY REPORTING OF CHILD ABUSE
Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
Opinion #014-MANDATORY REPORTING OF CHILD ABUSE
Issued: July 13, 2012
It is the Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists [LSBEP] opinion that in order to provide the greatest possible protection, as promptly as possible, for endangered children, psychologists should refer to and abide by Children's Code Article 609 and 610, as well as LA R.S. §14:403. Furthermore, It is the opinion of the LSBEP that psychologists are mandatory reporters and shall report suspected child abuse or neglect to the appropriate agency, regardless if it is a concurrent report.