Maine Revised Statutes

§4012. Reporting procedures

1. Immediate report.  Reports regarding abuse or neglect must be made immediately by telephone to the department and must be followed by a written report within 48 hours if requested by the department.
Hospitals, medical personnel and law enforcement personnel may submit emergency reports through password-protected e-mail submissions. A faxed report may also be accepted when preceded by a telephone call informing the department of the incoming fax transmission.
[ 2011, c. 402, §2 (AMD) .]
2. Information required.  The reports shall include the following information if within the knowledge of the person reporting:
A. The name and address of the child and the persons responsible for his care or custody; [1979, c. 733, §18 (NEW).]
B. The child's age and sex; [1979, c. 733, §18 (NEW).]
C. The nature and extent of abuse or neglect, including a description of injuries and any explanation given for them; [1979, c. 733, §18 (NEW).]
D. A description of sexual abuse or exploitation; [1979, c. 733, §18 (NEW).]
E. Family composition and evidence of prior abuse or neglect of the child or his siblings; [1979, c. 733, §18 (NEW).]
F. The source of the report, the person making the report, his occupation and where he can be contacted; [1979, c. 733, §18 (NEW).]
G. The actions taken by the reporting source, including a description of photographs or x rays taken; and [1979, c. 733, §18 (NEW).]
H. Any other information that the person making the report believes may be helpful. [1979, c. 733, §18 (NEW).]
[ 1979, c. 733, §18 (NEW) .]
1979, c. 733, §18 (NEW). 2011, c. 402, §2 (AMD).