Method Of Making A Report

NRS 432B.230

  • A person may make a report pursuant to NRS 432B.220 (Mandatory Reporters) by telephone or, in light of all the surrounding facts and circumstances which are known or which reasonably should be known to the person at the time, by any other means of oral, written or electronic communication that a reasonable person would believe, under those facts and circumstances, is a reliable and swift means of communicating information to the person who receives the report. If the report is made orally, the person who receives the report must reduce it to writing as soon as reasonably practicable.
  • The report must contain the following information, if obtainable:
    • The name, address, age and sex of the child;
    • The name and address of the child’s parents or other person responsible for the care of the child;
    • The nature and extent of the abuse or neglect of the child, the effect of prenatal illegal substance abuse on the newborn infant or the nature of the withdrawal symptoms resulting from prenatal drug exposure of the newborn infant;
    • Any evidence of previously known or suspected:
      •  (1) Abuse or neglect of the child or the child’s siblings; or
      • (2) Effects of prenatal illegal substance abuse on or evidence of withdrawal symptoms resulting from prenatal drug exposure of the newborn infant;
    • The name, address and relationship, if known, of the person who is alleged to have abused or neglected the child; and
    • Any other information known to the person making the report that the agency which provides child welfare services considers necessary.