Child abuse or neglect, suspected; person required to report, training program required. (HB1441)

Introduced By

Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Persons required to report suspected child abuse or neglect; training. Requires all mandated reporters of suspected child abuse or neglect to complete a training program for the recognition and reporting of suspected child abuse or neglect within six months of employment, licensure, certification, registration, approval to serve as a mediator, or approval to serve as a court-appointed special advocate and at least once every five years thereafter. The bill also requires all employers of mandated reporters, boards that license, certify, or register mandated reporters, courts that refer cases for mediation, and courts that appoint court-appointed special advocates to provide mandated reporters with a written explanation of these requirements within one month of such persons becoming a mandated reporter. Current mandated reporters are given one year to obtain the required training. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/27/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100910D
12/27/2014Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/16/2015Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
01/16/2015Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
01/29/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1441)
02/05/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/11/2015Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions