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Mandated reporters

Persons required to report suspected abuse and neglect include the following:

  • Physicians
  • Coroners
  • Medical examiners
  • Nurses
  • Dentists
  • Chiropractors
  • Optometrists
  • Acupuncturists
  • A medical or mental health professional
  • Social workers
  • Marriage & family therapists
  • Professional counselors
  • Public assistance workers, including a financial & employment planner, as defined in s.49.141(1) (d), Stats.
  • School teachers
  • School administrators
  • School counselors
  • Mediators under s.767.11, Stats.
  • Child-care workers in a day care center, group home, as described in s.48.625(1m), Stats. (a "second chance home"), or residential care center for children and youth
  • Day care providers
  • Alcohol or other drug abuse counselors
  • Member of the treatment staff employed by or working under contract with a county department under s. 46.23, 51.42, or 51.437, Stats., or a residential care center for children and youth
  • Physical therapists
  • Physical therapist assistants
  • Occupational therapists
  • Dieticians
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Audiologists
  • Emergency medical technicians
  • First responders
  • Police and law enforcement officers
  • Court-appointed special advocates (CASA)

For more information, visit Wisconsin Department of Children and Families Mandated Reporters website.