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Louisiana Child Abuse Laws

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Code Section §14:403 Criminal; Art. 609 & 603 Children's Code
What Constitutes Abuse Acts seriously endangering the physical, mental, or emotional health of child, including infliction or allowing infliction or attempted infliction of physical or mental injury; exploitation by overwork; sexual abuse or involvement in pornography
Mandatory Reporting Required By Any health practitioner, mental health/social service practitioner, teacher or child care provider, police officer or law enforcement, and commercial film and photographic print processor, and mediators, clergy
Basis of Report of Abuse/neglect Cause to believe that a child's physical or mental health or welfare is endangered as a result of abuse or neglect
To Whom Reported Local child protection unit of the Department of Social Services
Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting Knowingly and willfully fails to report or makes a false report: misdemeanor and up to $500 and/or 6 months jail

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