Vermont Child Abuse Laws
|Code Section||33§4911, et seq.|
|What Constitutes Abuse||Child whose physical health, psychological growth and development or welfare is harmed or is at substantial risk of harm by the acts or omissions of persons responsible for child; includes sexual abuse, abandonment, emotional maltreatment, neglect|
|Mandatory Reporting Required By||Physician, chiropractor, nurse, hospital administrator, medical examiner, dentist, psychologist, other health care providers, school teacher/officials, day care worker, social worker, mental health professional, probation officer, camp owner/administrator/counselor, police officer, and any other concerned persons|
|Basis of Report of Abuse/neglect||Reasonable cause to believe that a child has been abused or neglected|
|To Whom Reported||Commissioner of social and rehabilitation services or designee|
|Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting||Fined up to $500|
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