Arizona Child Abuse Laws
|Code Section||13-3620, 8-201|
|What Constitutes Abuse||Infliction or allowing of physical injury, impairment of bodily function or disfigurement, serious emotional damage diagnosed by a doctor or psychologist, and as evidenced by severe anxiety, depression, withdrawal, or aggressive behavior caused by acts or omissions of individual having care and custody of child|
|Mandatory Reporting Required By||Physician, resident, dentist, chiropractor, medical examiner, nurse, psychologist, social worker, school personnel, peace officer, parent, counselor, clergyman/priest|
|Basis of Report of Abuse/neglect||Observation or examination of child discloses reasonable grounds to believe minor is a victim of injury or abuse|
|To Whom Reported||To peace officer or child protective services of the department of economic security|
|Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting||Class 1 misdemeanor|
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