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Maryland Child Abuse Laws

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Code Section Family Law §5-701, et seq.
What Constitutes Abuse Physical or mental injury of a child under circumstances that indicate the child's health or welfare is harmed or at substantial risk of being harmed; sexual abuse
Mandatory Reporting Required By All health practitioners, police officers, educators, human service workers. Any other person, if notification does not violate privilege or confidentiality
Basis of Report of Abuse/neglect Reason to believe a child has been subjected to abuse or neglect
To Whom Reported Social Services Administration of the department or appropriate law enforcement agency
Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting -

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