Report of Abuse

6.2.1 Report of Abuse

415.504 Mandatory reports of child abuse or neglect; mandatory reports of death; central abuse hotline.
(1) Any person, who knows, or has reasonable cause to suspect, that a child is an abused, abandoned, or neglected child shall report such knowledge or suspicion to the department.

415.511 Immunity from liability in cases of child abuse or neglect.
(1) (a) Any person, official, or institution participating in good faith in any act authorized or required by FS 415.502-415.514, or reporting in good faith any instance of child abuse to any
law enforcement officer shall be immune from any civil or criminal liability which might otherwise result by reason of such action.

415.513 Penalties relating to abuse reporting.
(1) A person who is required by FS 415.504 to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect;
and who knowingly and willfully fails to do so, or who knowingly or willfully prevents another
person from doing so, is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree.