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Nevada Child Abuse Laws

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Code Section 432B.010, et seq.
What Constitutes Abuse Physical or mental injury of a nonaccidental nature; sexual abuse or exploitation; negligent treatment or maltreatment such that child's health or welfare is harmed, excessive corporal punishment (432B-150)
Mandatory Reporting Required By Physician, dentist, coroner, chiropractor, nurse, psychologist, psychiatrist, marriage/family therapist, drug/alcohol counselor, EMT, hospital administration and personnel, clergyman, religious healer, Christian Science practitioner, social worker, foster home employees, child care employees, law enforcement officer, probation officer, attorney, volunteer referral abuse service, school employees, persons who maintain youth shelters or foster homes, optometrist, athletic trainer
Basis of Report of Abuse/neglect Know or have reason to believe a child has been abused or neglected
To Whom Reported Law enforcement agency or local office of Division of Child and Family Services of the Department of Human Resources (they also provide a toll-free telephone number for reporting)
Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting Knowing or willful violation: misdemeanor

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