Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 was signed into law on February 14, 2018 and became effective immediately.
Among the requirements, the bill amends the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 to extend the duty to report suspected child abuse, including sexual abuse, within 24 hours to all adults who are authorized to interact with minor or amateur athletes (Covered Individuals). Any individual who fails to report suspected child abuse is subject to criminal penalties including fines and up to one (1) year in jail.
Each Covered Individual must successfully complete the US Olympic Committee SafeSport Training every two (2) years and submit a copy of their Certificate of Completion to their member organization.
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