PTs and PTAs are now mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect as of March 25, 2022. This means that if you suspect child abuse or neglect you are now legally required to report it to authorities and are protected under the law when you act out of good faith.
If you suspect abuse or neglect, report it any time day or night online (https://newmibridges.michigan.gov/s/isd-landing-page?language=en_US) or by calling 855-444-3911.
Click HERE for Resources for Mandatory Reporters: This website includes training, potential signs of abuse/neglect, and reporting links.
or look up “mandatory reporter” on michigan.gov
MDHHS Form a reporter will be asked fill out when calling in (must be done within 72 hours of calling in)
APTA Michigan supported legislation to enact this change as it provides additional protections for physical therapy professionals.