Bill Summaries: H585 FAIL TO REPORT CRIME/PRIVILEGE EXEMPTION.

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  • Summary date: Apr 28 2021 - More information

    House committee substitute amends the 1st edition as follows. 

    Further amends GS 14-318.6, which establishes a duty for anyone 18 or older who knows or should have reasonably known that a juvenile has been or is the victim of a violent offense, sexual offense, or misdemeanor child abuse to immediately report the case of that juvenile to the appropriate local law enforcement agency in the county where the juvenile resides or is found, with failure constituting a Class 1 misdemeanor. Expands subsection (h) to also provide that the statute does not require a person with psychiatrist-client or patient privilege to report pursuant to the statute if that privilege would prevent that person from doing so. Makes clarifying changes. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title. 


  • Summary date: Apr 15 2021 - More information

    Amends GS 14-318.6, which establishes a duty for anyone 18 or older who knows or should have reasonably known that a juvenile has been or is the victim of a violent offense, sexual offense, or misdemeanor child abuse to immediately report the case of that juvenile to the appropriate local law enforcement agency in the county where the juvenile resides or is found, with failure constituting a Class 1 misdemeanor. Adds to subsection (h), providing that the statute does not require a person with privilege under GS 8-53.5 (providing for privileged communications between licensed marital and familial therapist and client(s)) to report pursuant to the statute if that privilege would prevent that person from doing so. Restricts asserting the privilege in this manner to the primary client, defined as a person who consults or is interviewed by a licensed marriage and family therapist for the purpose of diagnosis or treatment, and does not apply to other family members. 


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