BEND -- The Oregon Legislature has mandated that college workers are now mandatory reporters of suspected child abuse, and Central Oregon Community College is changing its policy to fit the rules.

The Bend Bulletin reports the policy requires employees to report suspected child abuse to law enforcement or the Oregon Department of Human Services.

The college also will provide training for employees that will give guidance on how to assess situations.

The law applies to college employees regardless of whether or not they are on the job.

Failure to report can lead to a fine of $2,000.

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