Child Abuse and Neglect

 

Who Must Report?

 

Dentist

Doctor

Mental Health

Nurse

Social Worker

Standard for Reporting?

Alabama

Ala. Code § 26-14-3 (2000)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Knowledge or suspicion

Alaska

Alaska Stat. § 47.17.020 (Michie 2000)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Reasonable cause to suspect

Arizona

Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-3620 (2000)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Reasonable grounds to believe

Arkansas

Ark. Code Ann. § 12-12-507 (Michie 1999)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Reasonable cause to suspect

California

Cal. [Penal] Code § 11166 (West 2000)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Knowledge or reasonable suspicion

Colorado

Colo. Rev. Stat. § 19-3-304 (1999)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Reasonable cause to know or suspect

Connecticut

Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 17a-101 to -101b (1999)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Reasonable cause to suspect or believe

Delaware

Del. Code Ann. tit. 16, §§ 903-904 (1999)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Knowledge or good faith suspicion

District of Columbia

D.C. Code Ann. § 2-1352 (1999)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Knowledge or reasonable cause to suspect

Florida

Fla. Stat. ch. 39.201 (1999)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Knowledge or reasonable cause to suspect

Georgia

Ga. Code Ann. § 19-7-5 (1999)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Reasonable cause to believe



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