Nebraska Child Abuse Laws
|What Constitutes Abuse||Knowingly, intentionally or negligently causing or permitting a child to be: placed in a situation endangering life or physical or mental health, cruelly confined or punished, deprived of necessaries, child under 6 years left unattended in vehicle, or sexually abused or exploited|
|Mandatory Reporting Required By||Physician, medical institution, nurse, school employee, social worker, or other person|
|Basis of Report of Abuse/neglect||Reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subjected to abuse or neglect or observes child being subjected to conditions and circumstances which would reasonably result in abuse or neglect|
|To Whom Reported||Department of Health and Human Services or law enforcement agency (also a state-wide toll-free number)|
|Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting||Class III misdemeanor|
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