New Hampshire Child Abuse Laws
|Code Section||169-C:3, 169-C:29, et seq.|
|What Constitutes Abuse||Sexual abuse, intentional physical injury, psychological injury such that child exhibits symptoms of emotional problems generally recognized to result from consistent mistreatment or neglect, or physical injury by other than nonaccidental means|
|Mandatory Reporting Required By||Physician, surgeon, medical examiner, psychiatrist, optometrist, psychologist, therapist, nurse, dentist, chiropractor, hospital personnel, Christian Science practitioner, school teacher or official, social worker, day care worker, foster/child care worker, law enforcement official, priest, minister, rabbi, any other person|
|Basis of Report of Abuse/neglect||Having reason to suspect that a child has been abused or neglected|
|To Whom Reported||Department of Health and Human Services|
|Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting||Knowing violation: misdemeanor|
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