New Mexico Child Abuse Laws
|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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