Public Laws

124th Legislature

First Regular Session

Chapter 41

H.P. 315 - L.D. 427

An Act To Require School Bus Drivers and School Bus Attendants To Report Suspected Child Abuse

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §4011-A, sub-§1, ķA,  as amended by PL 2007, c. 577, §6, is further amended to read:

A. When acting in a professional capacity:

(1) An allopathic or osteopathic physician, resident or intern;

(2) An emergency medical services person;

(3) A medical examiner;

(4) A physician's assistant;

(5) A dentist;

(6) A dental hygienist;

(7) A dental assistant;

(8) A chiropractor;

(9) A podiatrist;

(10) A registered or licensed practical nurse;

(11) A teacher;

(12) A guidance counselor;

(13) A school official;

(14) A children's summer camp administrator or counselor;

(15) A social worker;

(16) A court-appointed special advocate or guardian ad litem for the child;

(17) A homemaker;

(18) A home health aide;

(19) A medical or social service worker;

(20) A psychologist;

(21) Child care personnel;

(22) A mental health professional;

(23) A law enforcement official;

(24) A state or municipal fire inspector;

(25) A municipal code enforcement official;

(26) A commercial film and photographic print processor;

(27) A clergy member acquiring the information as a result of clerical professional work except for information received during confidential communications;

(28) A chair of a professional licensing board that has jurisdiction over mandated reporters;

(29) A humane agent employed by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources;

(30) A sexual assault counselor; and

(31) A family or domestic violence victim advocate; and

(32) A school bus driver or school bus attendant;

Effective September 12, 2009

Office of the Revisor of Statutes
State House, Room 108
Augusta, ME 04333