North Carolina Child Abuse Laws
|Code Section||7B-101, et seq.|
|What Constitutes Abuse||Inflicts or allows to be inflicted or creates a substantial risk of injury other than by accidental means or commits, permits, or encourages any type of sexual abuse or creates or allows serious emotional damage to juvenile or does not provide proper care or necessary medical care or abandons child uses inappropriate devices or procedures to modify behavior or encourages, directs, or approves of delinquent acts involving moral turpitude|
|Mandatory Reporting Required By||Any person or institution|
|Basis of Report of Abuse/neglect||Cause to suspect that juvenile is abused, neglected, or dependent, or has died as the result of maltreatment|
|To Whom Reported||Director of Department of Social Services in county where juvenile resides|
|Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting||-|
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