Reporting Child Abuse Bill Passes in Michigan House, Moves on to Senate

A bill working its way through Lansing would change how child abuse is reported in Michigan.

It comes in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal, the former sports doctor convicted of molesting girls and young women under the guise of medical treatment.

The bill would add athletic trainers and physical therapists to the state’s list of mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect.

Some Nassar victims say they told coaches and trainers at Michigan State University about the abuse, but they did nothing.

The House approved the bill yesterday.

It now goes to the senate.