Wyoming Child Abuse Laws
|Code Section||14-3-201, et seq.|
|What Constitutes Abuse||The inflicting or causing of physical or mental injury, harm or imminent danger to the physical or mental health or welfare of a child other than by accidental means including abandonment, excessive/unreasonable corporal punishment, malnutrition, intentional or unintentional neglect or the commission of a sexual offense|
|Mandatory Reporting Required By||Any person; member/staff of medical (public or private) institution, school, agency, or facility must also notify person in charge|
|Basis of Report of Abuse/neglect||Reasonable cause to believe or suspect that a child has been abused or neglected or who observes any child being subjected to conditions or circumstances which would reasonably result in abuse or neglect|
|To Whom Reported||Child protective agency or local law enforcement agency|
|Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting||Misdemeanor, fine up to $500 and/or up to 6 months in jail for disclosing confidential records of child abuse|
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