The State of Michigan has laws which cover the mandatory reporting of child or elder abuse and the duty to warn if a client is harmful to him/herself or others. Field Instructors are responsible for educating all students with regard to these laws. Students are not allowed to be the primary mandated reporter while functioning as an intern in a field placement. This role is reserved for the fieldwork site Field Instructor who is responsible for ensuring that all field placement polices, regulations, laws, and ethical obligations are followed. The student can assist and should have exposure to situations that involve mandatory reporting and duty to warn.