Oklahoma Child Abuse Laws
|Code Section||Tit. 10 7102-7105|
|What Constitutes Abuse||Harm or threatened harm to child's health, safety, or welfare including but not limited to nonaccidental physical or mental injury sexual abuse/exploitation or negligent treatment (including lack of provision of necessities such as food, shelter, medical care, etc.) or abandonment|
|Mandatory Reporting Required By||Physician, dentist, nurse, teacher, other person who has reason to believe abuse|
|Basis of Report of Abuse/neglect||Having reason to believe that child is a victim of abuse or neglect|
|To Whom Reported||Department of Human Services|
|Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting||Failure to report is a misdemeanor. Any false reporting is reported by Department of Human Services to local law enforcement for criminal investigation and upon conviction, is guilty of misdemeanor and may be fined up to $5,000 plus reasonable attorney's fees incurred in recovering the sanctions|
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