Indiana Child Abuse Laws
|Code Section||31-33-1-1, et seq., 31-33-22-3, 31-9-2-14. 31-34-1-2, 31-33-22-1|
|What Constitutes Abuse||Mental or physical condition seriously impaired or endangered as a result of neglect or injury; sex offense; child is missing; child is allowed to participate in obscene performance|
|Mandatory Reporting Required By||Health care provider, any member of medical or other private or public institution, school, facility or agency and any other individuals|
|Basis of Report of Abuse/neglect||Reason to believe child is victim of child abuse or neglect|
|To Whom Reported||Division of Family and Children; child abuse hotline or local law enforcement agency|
|Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting||Intentionally and knowing false report: Class A misdemeanor and liable to person accused for actual damages and possible punitive damages; second offense is Class D felony; knowingly fails to make a report: Class B misdemeanor|
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