Idaho Child Abuse Laws
|Code Section||16-1601, et seq.|
|What Constitutes Abuse||Conduct resulting in skin bruising, bleeding, fractures, soft tissue injury, unexplained death, rape, molestation, prostitution, incest, pornographic filming, and other sexual exploitation|
|Mandatory Reporting Required By||Physician, nurse, resident, intern, coroner, school teacher, day care personnel, social worker, or other person|
|Basis of Report of Abuse/neglect||Reason to believe that a child has been abused, neglected or abandoned, or subject to conditions or circumstances which would reasonably result in abuse, abandonment, or neglect|
|To Whom Reported||Department of Health and Welfare|
|Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting||Misdemeanor; if reported in bad faith, person guilty of a misdemeanor and liable for actual damages or statutory damages of $500, whichever is greater, plus attorney's fees; if acting with malice or oppression, court can award treble actual damages or treble statutory damages, whichever is greater|
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