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Nebraska Child Abuse Laws

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Code Section 28-710-717
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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