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Back to Top “Reasonable cause” to suspect child abuse or neglect means that based on your observations of the evidence, professional training and experience you believe that the parent or legal guardian has harmed or placed a child in danger of being harmed.
The healthcare provider is then required to call up local law enforcement and tell them about the suspected abuse as soon as possible or send in a written report within 48 hours.The patient-victim may be looked at as having 'betrayed' the abuser's trust, even though it was the healthcare provider who made the report and not the patient. Healthcare providers and others can and should attempt to guarantee the safety of the patient-victim.Contact security at the healthcare center or contact the local police if there's a real possibility that the patient won't be safe upon returning home.An ambulatory care facility was defined as a freestanding medical clinic or medical care facility that provides a variety of healthcare services in a centralized facility.These services may include preventative care, acute care, specialized services, laboratory services, surgery, outpatient care, etc., and are provided to persons who come to the facility to receive services and depart from the facility on the same day.
Back to Top For answers to frequently asked questions, download the ACS Office of Safety First Brochure Visit the NYS Office of Children and Family Services Mandated Reporter Resource Center Download the New York State mandated reporter guide Back to Top Open your heart and home to a child in foster care; become a foster or adoptive parent.