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Legal Statutes: Mississippi

UPDATED August 12, 2016

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Article 1. Protection from Domestic Abuse Law

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Any licensed doctor of medicine, licensed doctor of dentistry, intern, resident or registered nurse, psychologist, social worker, family protection worker, family protection specialist, preacher, teacher, attorney, law enforcement officer, or any other person or institution participating in the making of a report pursuant to this chapter or participating in judicial proceedings resulting therefrom shall be presumed to be acting in good faith, and if found to have acted in good faith shall be immune from any liability, civil or criminal, that might otherwise be incurred or imposed. The reporting of an abused person shall not constitute a breach of confidentiality.
Laws 1981, Ch. 429, § 12, eff. July 1, 1981. Amended by Laws 2004, Ch. 489, § 8, eff. July 1, 2004; Laws 2006, Ch. 600, § 10, eff. July 1, 2006