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Who is a Mandated Reporter?

Mandated reporters are required by either the Wisconsin Statutes [s.48.981, WI Stats.] or Governor’s Executive Order [EO #54] to report suspected child maltreatment.  

Find yourself in the list of Wisconsin mandated reporters below:
Mandated Reporters by
Wisconsin Statutes [s.48.981(2)]
Mandated Reporters by
Governor’s Executive Order #54

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  • Physician
  • Coroner
  • Medical examiner
  • Nurse
  • Dentist
  • Chiropractor
  • Optometrist
  • Acupuncturist
  • Any other medical or mental health professional
  • Social worker
  • Juvenile Correctional Officer
  • Marriage and family therapist
  • Professional counselor
  • Public assistance worker
  • Financial and employment planner employed by a Wisconsin Works agency
  • Mediator providing family court services
  • Alcohol or other drug abuse counselor
  • School teacher
  • School administrator
  • School counselor
  • Any other school employee
  • Child care worker in a day care center
  • Day care provider
  • Child care worker in a group home or residential care center for children and youth
  • Treatment staff employed by/under contract with a county human/social services department or county mental health AODA
  • Treatment staff employed by/under contract with a county department providing mental health, AODA, or developmental disabilities services
  • Treatment staff of a residential care center for children and youth
  • Physical therapist
  • Physical therapist assistant
  • Occupational therapist
  • Dietitian
  • Speech-language pathologist
  • Audiologist
  • Emergency medical technician
  • First responder
  • Police or law enforcement officer
  • Court appointed special advocate
  • Member of the clergy
  • Juvenile correctional officer
  • University of Wisconsin System (UWS) Professors
  • UWS Administrators
  • UWS Coaches
  • All other UWS Employees

Please note: As a UW System employee, you may also have a role listed in s. 48.981(2) (on left). If so, your legal reporting requirements fall under s. 48.981(2): the "Mandated Reporters by Wisconsin Statutes."

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