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New Hampshire Child Abuse Laws

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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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