Recent clarifications in Child Abuse EMT reporter obligations necessitated changes in our sample SOP’s. The clarifications require an EMT with each agency involved in care of a suspected abused or neglected child to file a separate report. Also, EMTs need only provide the information they have on the written report (form DSS-2221A). Information on the report (submitted to the local DSS Child Protective Service) not available from EMS will be obtained by the local Department of Social Services. You may download the revised SOPs here:

  • Reporting Suspected Child Abuse SOP – Ambulance
  • Reporting Suspected Child Abuse SOP – BLSFR (First Response Services)
  • Attachment DSS-2221A.pdf (needed to accompany both of the above SOP’s)