Memorandum: Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting Case Law concerning Private Right of Action based on Statutory Duty


Review of memo entitled: “Case Law Concerning Implied Private Right of Action Based on Statutory Duty to Report Possible Child Abuse,” along with appropriate federal and state case law. Presented to Oregon Joint Judiciary Committee. Includes case law from jurisdictions outside Oregon addressing the issue of whether or not plaintiffs had a private cause of action arising from mandatory child abuse reporting statutes. Also addresses larger question of whether other states have imposed third party liability arising from a statutory duty.

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