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Rule 3344-95-05 | Liability.


(A) As per Ohio law, any person or institution participating in good faith in the making of a report or participating in a judicial proceeding resulting from a report of an instance of suspected child abuse, will have immunity from any civil or criminal liability for injury, death, or loss to person or property that otherwise might be incurred or imposed as a result of the making of the reports or the participation in the judicial proceeding, as defined in division (G)(1)(a) of section 2151.421 of the Revised Code.

(B) University personnel who are required to report child abuse and neglect under Ohio law and who fail to make this report may be found guilty of a first degree misdemeanor and subject to no more than one-hundred eighty days in jail and up to a one thousand dollar fine.

(C) Any university personnel who make a good faith report of child abuse may not be subjected to retaliation in employment with the university.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 111.15
Amplifies: 3344