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Executive Order expands child abuse reporting requirements
Governor Walker signed Executive Order #54, which extends the state’s mandatory reporting requirements on child abuse and neglect to employees of the University System.  This will help to strengthen Wisconsin’s laws protecting children, which require the reporting of any witnessed or suspected child abuse to the police.  University System employees will now be added to the list of mandatory reporters which includes health practitioners, social workers, law enforcement officers, child care providers, counselors, and school teachers and staff members.