Reporting Suspected Abuse and Neglect of Children, and Elderly or Disabled Individuals

Policy number: 
04.010
Policy description: 

The University of North Texas (UNT) is committed to protecting children, the elderly, and disabled individuals as vulnerable members of society and in fulfilling the institution’s obligation to report suspected abuse or neglect as required by Texas law.

Policy owner: Office of the President
Policy contact: 
Clay Simmons
Chief Compliance Officer
University Compliance and Ethics
Applies to: 
Faculty, Staff, Students, All University
Date Issued: 
Monday, June 22, 2015
Cross-References: 

Last updated: 

Date: 
07/08/2021
Action: 
Revision
Comments: 
Revision provided distinction between abuse of a child and abuse of an elderly or disabled individual, revised definition language to support the distinction between child abuse, elderly abuse, and abuse of a disabled individual, and clarified reporting requirements.
Date: 
06/22/2015
Action: 
New Policy
Comments: 
UNT Policy "Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect" was created to bring UNT into compliance with existing Texas Law (Texas Education Code and Texas Family Code) and UNT System's Regents Rules (04.1100 Reporting Suspected Wrongdoing). Effective 6/22/2015.