On February 29, 2012, the Illinois House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 3887, which would amend the Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act (ANCRA) to require university and college employees to report suspected child abuse or neglect. Such an amendment would formally enact the position announced by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) as we reported in November of 2011 that ANCRA’s reporting obligations apply to all employees of higher education institutions. If enacted into law as expected, HB 3887 would expressly make all “personnel of institutions of higher education” mandated reporters, thus requiring such individuals to report to DCFS if they have reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. In light of DCFS’s announcement, some institutions have already taken measures to train athletic department and other staff about ANCRA’s reporting obligations and procedures. This expected legislation provides additional reason for colleges and universities to make sure that all employees understand such reporting obligations.
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Illinois House unanimously passes bill that would make university employees mandated reporters
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