AB 1963 becomes effective January 1, 2021 and changes the definition of mandated reporters and therefore who in your agency needs to be trained.

The Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), requires a mandated reporter, as defined, to report whenever they, in their professional capacity or within the scope of their employment, have knowledge of or observed a child whom the mandated reporter knows or reasonably suspects has been the victim of child abuse or neglect.

This bill adds two additional classes of persons to the list of individuals who are mandated reporters:

  • A human resource employee of a business with 5 or more employees that employs minors
  • An adult whose duties require direct contact with and supervision of minors in the performance of the minors’ duties in the workplace of a business with 5 or more employees

Employers are required to provide these employees who are mandated reporters with training on identification and reporting of child abuse and neglect.

Our LMS partner TargetSolutions offers a California specific course, Child Abuse: Mandated Reporter Training for California, to help PRISM members meet this training need. For questions about this online course or getting set up with TargetSolutions, please contact Risk Control.