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Who has a duty to report suspected child neglect and abuse in Florida? Child Brooksville

Posted by Michael G. Butash | Aug 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Family Law, Uncategorized

Who has a duty to report suspected child neglect and abuse in Florida?

Any person who knows or has reason to know that a child has been neglected has a duty to report it under Florida law. In Florida there are over 40 specific professionals that are mentioned in the Florida statute that have a duty to report it and that could lead to a person being charged with a felony. That includes teachers, doctors, or other type of caregivers that would need to report it immediately.

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Michael G. Butash

Michael G. Butash Stetson University College of Law Florida State University Former State Prosecutor Mike grew up in the Tampa Bay area and graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1997. He was immediately hired as an Assistant State Attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit (Pinellas/...


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