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Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; AP research

33 States, Including Washington, Idaho & Oregon Exempt Clergy From Reporting Abuse

Thirty-three states, including Washington, Idaho and Oregon, exempt clergy from laws requiring professionals such as teachers and doctors to report information about alleged child abuse to police or child welfare officials if the church deems the information privileged, an Associated Press review has found. Continue Reading 33 States, Including Washington, Idaho & Oregon Exempt Clergy From Reporting Abuse

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