In the state of Illinois, the following public service workers are mandated reporters:
- Medical Personnel: for example, a physician, dentist, LPN, RN, medical social worker, emergency medical technician, nurse practitioner, chiropractor, hospital administrator
- School Personnel: includes administrators and certified and non-certified staff such as the superintendent, teacher, principal, school counselor, school nurse, school social worker, assistant principal, teacher’s aide, truant officer, school psychologist, and secretary, including personnel of institutions of higher education If an allegation of abuse is raised to a school board member, the school board as a governing body or the individual member has the authority to direct the superintendent of the school district, or other equivalent school administrator, to report the abuse as required by the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.
- Social Service/Mental Health Personnel: for example, mental health personnel, social workers, psychologists, domestic violence personnel, substance abuse treatment personnel, staff of state agencies dealing with children such as Department of Human Services, Department of Public Aid, Department of Public Health, Department of Corrections, and Department of Children and Family Services.
- Law Enforcement Personnel: for example, employees of the court, parole/probation officer, emergency services staff, police, states attorney and staff, juvenile officer.
- Coroner/Medical Examiner Personnel
- Child Care Personnel: includes all staff at overnight, daycare, pre-school or nursery school facilities, recreational or athletic program or facility personnel, early intervention providers as defined in the Early Intervention Services System Act, and foster parents.
- Members of the Clergy: includes any member of the clergy that has reasonable cause to believe that a child known to him or her in a professional capacity may be an abused child.