(1) Does the state require everyone to report child abuse, including sex abuse? No.
(2) Does the law require coaches to report child abuse? Not explicitly. If a coach is a school employee, however, he or she is required to report.
(3) Does the law require college staff to report child abuse? Not explicitly. Though the law requires school teachers, administrators, counselors, and all other school employees to report, it is likely that the law is aimed at K-12 educators and not college staff.
(4) Does the law allow jail time for those who fail to properly report abuse? Yes; the penalty is a fine of up to $1,000 and a jail sentence of up to six months
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