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Kansas Child Abuse Laws

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Code Section 38-1501, et seq.
What Constitutes Abuse Infliction of mental, physical, or emotional injury causing deterioration of child including negligent treatment, maltreatment, or exploitation to the extent the child's health or emotional well-being is endangered; includes sexual abuse
Mandatory Reporting Required By Person licensed to practice healing arts or dentistry, law enforcement personnel, psychologists, nurses, family/marriage therapists, school teachers or administrators, child care workers, social workers, EMS personnel, firefighters, appointed mediators
Basis of Report of Abuse/neglect Reasonably suspects child has been injured as a result of physical, mental, or emotional abuse or neglect or sexual abuse
To Whom Reported Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services or law enforcement agency
Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting Willful and knowing failure to report or prevention or interference with reporting: Class B misdemeanor

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