55.040 Child Abuse Reporting Laws

55.040

Child Abuse Reporting Laws: The Texas Medical Association supports child abuse reporting laws that recognize the use and value of professional judgment in determining when sexual activity by a minor represents abuse. TMA urges physicians to encourage their minor patients to talk to their parents regarding sexual activity but also recognizes the importance of confidential patient care (CM-MPH Rep. 2-I-04; amended CM-CAH Rep. 1-A-17).

Last Updated On

May 30, 2017