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Notification, Requirement of: 1) Under § 84 of the Strafprozessordnung (Code of Criminal Procedure), authorities and public service offices are required to report all criminal acts coming to their knowledge and pertaining to their legal sphere of activity to the public prosecutor's office or to a law enforcement agency. Exceptions are made for parole officers and social workers. Doctors are required to report severe bodily injuries and cases of child abuse.

2) In numerous cases, an obligation to report to administrative authorities also applies, for example in the case of births and deaths, important finds, construction projects, public events, certain diseases, and animal epidemics.