N.Y. SOS. LAW § 413 : NY Code - Section 413: Persons and officials required to report cases of suspected child abuse or maltreatment

1.  (a) The following persons and officials
  are required to report or cause a report to be made in  accordance  with
  this  title  when  they  have  reasonable  cause to suspect that a child
  coming before them in their professional  or  official  capacity  is  an
  abused  or  maltreated  child,  or  when  they  have reasonable cause to
  suspect that a child is an abused or maltreated child where the  parent,
  guardian,  custodian  or other person legally responsible for such child
  comes before them in their professional or official capacity and  states
  from  personal  knowledge  facts,  conditions or circumstances which, if
  correct, would render the child  an  abused  or  maltreated  child:  any
  physician;  registered  physician  assistant; surgeon; medical examiner;
  coroner;   dentist;   dental    hygienist;    osteopath;    optometrist;
  chiropractor;  podiatrist;  resident;  intern;  psychologist; registered
  nurse; social worker; emergency medical  technician;  licensed  creative
  arts  therapist; licensed marriage and family therapist; licensed mental
  health counselor; licensed psychoanalyst; hospital personnel engaged  in
  the  admission,  examination,  care or treatment of persons; a Christian
  Science practitioner; school official, which includes but is not limited
  to school  teacher,  school  guidance  counselor,  school  psychologist,
  school social worker, school nurse, school administrator or other school
  personnel  required  to  hold  a  teaching  or administrative license or
  certificate; social services worker; day care center worker;  school-age
  child care worker; provider of family or group family day care; employee
  or  volunteer in a residential care facility defined in subdivision four
  of section four hundred twelve-a of this title or any other  child  care
  or  foster  care  worker;  mental  health  professional; substance abuse
  counselor; alcoholism counselor; all persons credentialed by the  office
  of  alcoholism  and  substance  abuse  services;  peace  officer; police
  officer; district attorney or assistant district attorney;  investigator
  employed  in the office of a district attorney; or other law enforcement
  official.
    (b) Whenever such person is required to report under this title in his
  or her capacity as a member of the staff of a medical or other public or
  private institution, school, facility or agency, he or  she  shall  make
  the  report  as required by this title and immediately notify the person
  in charge of such institution, school, facility or agency, or his or her
  designated agent. Such person in charge, or the designated agent of such
  person,  shall  be  responsible  for   all   subsequent   administration
  necessitated by the report. Any report shall include the name, title and
  contact  information  for  every  staff person of the institution who is
  believed to have direct knowledge of  the  allegations  in  the  report.
  Nothing  in  this  section or title is intended to require more than one
  report from any such institution, school or agency.
    (c) A medical or other public or private institution, school, facility
  or agency shall not take any retaliatory personnel action, as such  term
  is  defined in paragraph (e) of subdivision one of section seven hundred
  forty of the labor  law,  against  an  employee  because  such  employee
  believes  that he or she has reasonable cause to suspect that a child is
  an abused or maltreated child and that employee therefore makes a report
  in accordance with this title. No school, school  official,  child  care
  provider,  foster  care  provider,  residential  care facility provider,
  hospital,  medical  institution  provider  or  mental  health   facility
  provider  shall impose any conditions, including prior approval or prior
  notification, upon a member of  their  staff  specifically  required  to
  report  under  this  title. At the time of the making of a report, or at
  any time thereafter, such person or official may exercise the  right  to
  request,  pursuant  to paragraph (A) of subdivision four of section four

  hundred twenty-two of this title, the findings of an investigation  made
  pursuant to this title or section 45.07 of the mental hygiene law.
    (d)  Social  services workers are required to report or cause a report
  to be made in accordance with this title when they have reasonable cause
  to suspect that a child is an abused or maltreated child where a  person
  comes  before them in their professional or official capacity and states
  from personal knowledge facts, conditions  or  circumstances  which,  if
  correct, would render the child an abused or maltreated child.
    2.  Any  person,  institution, school, facility, agency, organization,
  partnership or corporation which  employs  persons  mandated  to  report
  suspected   incidents   of  child  abuse  or  maltreatment  pursuant  to
  subdivision one of this section shall provide  consistent  with  section
  four  hundred  twenty-one  of  this  chapter,  all  such current and new
  employees with written information explaining the reporting requirements
  set out in subdivision one of this section and in sections four  hundred
  fifteen  through  four hundred twenty of this title. The employers shall
  be responsible for the costs associated with printing  and  distributing
  the written information.
    3.  Any  state or local governmental agency or authorized agency which
  issues a license, certificate or permit to an individual  to  operate  a
  family  day  care  home or group family day care home shall provide each
  person currently holding or  seeking  such  a  license,  certificate  or
  permit  with  written  information explaining the reporting requirements
  set out in subdivision one of this section and in sections four  hundred
  fifteen through four hundred twenty of this title.
    4.  Any  person,  institution, school, facility, agency, organization,
  partnership or corporation, which employs persons who  are  mandated  to
  report  suspected  incidents  of child abuse or maltreatment pursuant to
  subdivision one of this section  and  whose  employees,  in  the  normal
  course  of  their employment, travel to locations where children reside,
  shall provide, consistent with section four hundred twenty-one  of  this
  title,   all   such  current  and  new  employees  with  information  on
  recognizing  the  signs  of  an  unlawful  methamphetamine   laboratory.
  Pursuant  to  section  19.27  of  the  mental hygiene law, the office of
  alcoholism and substance abuse services shall  make  available  to  such
  employers   information   on   recognizing   the   signs   of   unlawful
  methamphetamine laboratories.