Person participating in an investigation or making report; immune from liability; civil or criminal.
Any person participating in an investigation or the making of a report of child abuse or neglect required by section 28-711 pursuant to or participating in a judicial proceeding resulting therefrom shall be immune from any liability, civil or criminal, that might otherwise be incurred or imposed, except for maliciously false statements.
Source:Laws 1977, LB 38, § 155; Laws 1994, LB 1035, § 5; Laws 2005, LB 116, § 7.
The immunity from liability under state law provided by this section does not apply to a claim advanced under federal law, even if that claim is litigated in a Nebraska court. Shearer v. Leuenberger, 256 Neb. 566, 591 N.W.2d 762 (1999).