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Utah Child Abuse Laws

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Code Section 62A-4a-401, et seq.
What Constitutes Abuse Causing harm or threatened harm to a child's health or welfare through neglect or abuse including nonaccidental physical or mental injury, incest, sexual abuse/exploitation, molestation, or repeated negligent treatment
Mandatory Reporting Required By Physicians, nurses, other licensed health care professionals, other officials and institutions, any person (except priest/clergy unless person making confession consents)
Basis of Report of Abuse/neglect Reason to believe that a child has been subjected to abuse or observe a child being subjected to conditions or circumstances which would reasonably result in abuse
To Whom Reported Nearest peace officer, law enforcement agency, or office of the division
Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting Class B misdemeanor (must be commenced within 4 years from date of knowledge of offense)

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