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Friday, February 3, 2006

Teenage Sex: Reportable Child Abuse?

Kansas says yes, and there's a fight going on in federal court to determine whether that really means health care professionals must report their under-age patients' sexual activity to child protective services.  Read all about it in the NY Times.

The controversy stems from an opinion of the Kansas Attorney General (No. 2003-17), interpreting the child-abuse reporting statute (KSA 38-1522).

For more on this story, the Wichita Eagle seems to be all over it.  [tm]

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