Georgia Child Abuse Laws
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|What Constitutes Abuse||Physical injury or death inflicted on a child by other than accidental means including neglect, sexual abuse/exploitation|
|Mandatory Reporting Required By||Physicians, hospital personnel, dentists psychologists, nurses, social workers, counselors, school teachers/officials, child welfare agency and child service organization personnel, law enforcement personnel, podiatrists|
|Basis of Report of Abuse/neglect||Reasonable cause to believe a child has been abused|
|To Whom Reported||Child welfare agency providing protective services as designated by Department of Human Resources (or in absence of such, to police authority or district attorney)|
|Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting||Misdemeanor|
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