Ohio's Mandated Abuse Reporting:
An Overview of HB 33
April 6, 2021 – Webinar via Zoom
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
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House Bill 33 was signed by Governor DeWine and goes into effect on April 12, 2021. This law serves to protect both animals and humans from abuse by requiring that certain professionals engage in cross-reporting of suspected abuse and neglect of companion animals or humans.
While certain professionals are currently required to report suspected child abuse, no law existed for the reporting of companion animal abuse. HB 33 recognizes that there is a link between abuses committed against humans and animals.
Some highlights of HB 33 include (read the full text of the bill here)
Join us on Zoom on April 6 from Noon to 1:30 p.m. as we review the cross-reporting mandates in HB 33; discuss the link between animal and human abuse; and talk about how to recognize and report both human and animal abuse and neglect.
Jeff Holland, Holland & Muirden Attorneys at Law
Janet Hoy-Gerlach, Associate Professor, Social Work Program, The University of Toledo
Joe Dell'Anno, Chief Humane Agent, Cleveland Animal Protective League
Dr. Allison Lash, DVM, Cleveland Animal Protective League
Julie Holmes-Taylor, Director, Greene County Animal Control
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