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Can you tell me what occurs if a psychiatrist tells the state that a child is being abuse?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Required by law

Health care providers,teachers,docs,nurses are all required by Texas law to report suspicion of or findings of abuse.
The report goes in to a central reporting bureau in Austin & is re-directed to the Child and Family services offices in the city involved.The type & speed of investigation is based on child age & the perceived threat.

In brief: Required by law

Health care providers,teachers,docs,nurses are all required by Texas law to report suspicion of or findings of abuse.
The report goes in to a central reporting bureau in Austin & is re-directed to the Child and Family services offices in the city involved.The type & speed of investigation is based on child age & the perceived threat.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: In most situations

It is investigated by child protective services (or the equivalent agency).

In brief: In most situations

It is investigated by child protective services (or the equivalent agency).
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