Revision of Child Abuse Policy

The child abuse reporting policy, “Suspected Child Abuse, Neglect, or Dependency," has been updated to better reflect North Carolina’s child abuse reporting standards. Please read here for more information.

The revised policy, which has been moved from the Nursing Manual to the Administrative Manual, includes new provisions regarding communication among providers, mandatory reporting under North Carolina law and the fact that all providers are “mandatory reporters,” and supervision of minor patients while inpatients at UNC Hospitals. In particular, the revised policy clarifies that UNC Hospitals’ staff cannot provide supervision visitation of minors while inpatients. In addition to the revised policy, a new Safety Consideration Form will replace the prior Risk Assessment Form. For more information, contact the Legal Department at 6-3052.