It is not intimidation of a witness. It is possibly poor parenting, but that is all. Any hospital includes people who are mandatory reporters. If any true abuse is reported or observed, it is reported to child protection services.
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I agree with counsel. In addition, some hospital staff are mandated reporters if there is child abuse suspected or alleged. If there was enough for a cause for concern, they should contact DHS.
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