Kentucky Child Abuse Laws
|Code Section||620.010, et seq., 620.990, 600.020|
|What Constitutes Abuse||Interfering with child's right to adequate food, shelter, clothing, education, medical care and freedom from physical, sexual, or emotional injury or exploitation or abandonment|
|Mandatory Reporting Required By||Physician, nurse, teacher, school personnel, social worker, coroner, child-caring personnel, dentist, EMT, paramedic, health professional, mental health professional, peace officer, any organization or agency of the above|
|Basis of Report of Abuse/neglect||Knows or has reasonable cause to believe that child is dependent, neglected, or abused|
|To Whom Reported||Local law enforcement or Kentucky state police, commonwealth's attorney, cabinet or representative|
|Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting||Intentional violation is Class B misdemeanor|
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