Friday, March 12, 2010

Medical Practitioner's Mandated To Report Abuse

Heath Providers are mandated by law in most, if not all, states to report abuse.  That means the abuse that takes place in the offices of these dental mills.  

Here is a snippet from Connecticut's law:

Pursuant to Section 17a-101 of the Connecticut General Statutes, certain health professionals regulated by the Department of Public Health are mandated to report suspected child abuse or neglect to the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline or a law enforcement agency.
Reports must be made within twelve hours of the moment the practitioner suspects the abuse/neglect has occurred.  Suspected child maltreatment of any kind, regardless of the identity of the alleged perpetrator must be reported.   The Hotline can answer questions regarding these laws. 

Here, medical practitioners have but 12 hours to report the abuse. I would think not reporting what is happening at these clinics is a criminal act in and of itself.  Am I wrong?

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