Utah Child Abuse Laws
|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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