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Indiana Child Abuse Laws

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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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