Mandatory Reporting

NRS 432B.220

In Nevada, Statutory Sexual Seduction and all other laws in the Statutory Rape On-Line Resource Center under the mandatory reporting of child abuse law.

Any person who is described below and who, in his or her professional or occupational capacity, knows or has reasonable cause to believe that a child has been abused or neglected shall:

  • Report the abuse or neglect of the child to an agency which provides child welfare services or to a law enforcement agency; and
  • Make such a report as soon as reasonably practicable but not later than 24 hours after the person knows or has reasonable cause to believe that the child has been abused or neglected.

Mandated Reporters

  • A person providing services licensed or certified in this State pursuant to, without limitation:
    • Emergency Medical Services
    • Physicians, Physician Assistants, Medical Assistants
    • Perfusionists And Practitioners Of Respiratory Care
    • Homeopathic Physicians, Advanced Practitioners Of Homeopathy And Homeopathic Assistants
    • Dentistry And Dental Hygiene
    • Nursing
    • Osteopathic Medicine
    • Chiropractic Physicians And Chiropractors’ Assistants
    • Doctors Of Oriental Medicine
    • Podiatric Physicians And Podiatry Hygienists
    • Optometry, Dispensing Opticians
    • Audiologists
    • Speech-Language Pathologists And Hearing Aid Specialists
    • Pharmacists And Pharmacy
    • Physical Therapists, Physical Therapists’ Assistants And Physical Therapists’ Technicians
    • Occupational Therapists And Occupational Therapy Assistants
    • Athletic Trainers
    • Massage Therapists
    • Music Therapists
    • Dieticians
    • Psychologists
    • Behavior Analysts, Assistant Behavior Analysts And Autism Behavior Interventionists
    • Marriage And Family Therapists And Clinical Professional Counselors
    • Social Workers
    • Alcohol, Drug And Gambling Counselor
  • Any personnel of a medical facility who are engaged in the admission, examination, care or treatment of persons or an administrator, manager or other person in charge of such a medical facility upon notification of suspected abuse or neglect of a child by a member of the staff of the medical facility.
  • A coroner.
  • A member of the clergy, practitioner of Christian Science or religious healer, unless the person has acquired the knowledge of the abuse or neglect from the offender during a confession.
  • A person working in a school who is licensed or endorsed.
  • Any person who maintains or is employed by a facility or establishment that provides care for children, children’s camp or other public or private facility, institution or agency furnishing care to a child.
  • Any person licensed to conduct a foster home.
  • Any officer or employee of a law enforcement agency or an adult or juvenile probation officer.
  • An attorney.
  • Any person who maintains, is employed by or serves as a volunteer for an agency or service which advises persons regarding abuse or neglect of a child and refers them to persons and agencies where their requests and needs can be met.
  • Any person who is employed by or serves as a volunteer for a youth shelter. 
  • Any adult person who is employed by an entity that provides organized activities for children.