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New Mexico Child Abuse Laws

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Code Section 32A-4-1, et seq.
What Constitutes Abuse Physical, emotional or psychological abuse including sexual abuse, exploitation, abandonment, or neglect, torture, confinement, cruel punishment
Mandatory Reporting Required By Physician, law enforcement officer, judge, nurse, school teacher or official, social worker, clergy, or any other person suspecting abuse.
Basis of Report of Abuse/neglect Knows or has reasonable suspicion that child is abused or neglected
To Whom Reported Law enforcement agency or department office in county where child resides or tribal law enforcement or social services for Indian child
Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting Misdemeanor (up to 1 yr. jail and/or fine up to $1000)

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