Section 2, Chapter 1 (Mandated Reporter Requirements), Subsection 1 – Individuals/Professionals Identified as Mandated Reporters

(Effective 04/15/19)

1.1 Individuals/Professionals Identified as Mandated Reporters

Section 210.115, RSMo. identifies the following as mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect:

  • Physician
  • Medical Examiner
  • Coroner
  • Dentist
  • Chiropractor
  • Optometrist
  • Podiatrist
  • Resident
  • Intern
  • Nurse
  • Hospital or clinic personnel that are engaged in the examination, care, treatment, or research of persons
  • Any other health practitioner
  • Psychologist
  • Mental health professional
  • Social worker
  • Day care center worker or other child-care worker
  • Juvenile officer
  • Probation or parole officer
  • Jail or detention center personnel
  • Teacher
  • Principal or other school official
  • Minister as provided by Section 352.400, RSMo.
  • Peace officer or law enforcement official
  • Volunteer or personnel of a community service program that offers support services for families in crisis to assist in the delegation of any powers regarding the care and custody of a child by a properly executed power of attorney pursuant to Sections 475.600 to 475.604, RSMo.
  • Other person with responsibility for the care of children