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although i m not an older:p....i shall answer

it is written in conrad fischer usmle medical ethics 100 cases book, the very first lines abt child abuse dat,

" physicians are mandatory reporters of child abuse. this means taht the physician has the duty to report child abuse even if they feel uncomfortable. there is no discretion whether or not to report abuse. in addition, even suspected child abuse shall be reported."

hope this helps....
thanks. now it makes more sense. i did think report it first, then i tot what if im wrong and the child has OGI-brittle bones? so ok report all suspicious cases and then after further hospitalization we'll know whats the ordeal.:rolleyes:
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