Maine


Code Section
22§4002, 4011, et seq., 22 §4009

What Constitutes Abuse
Threat to child’s health or welfare by physical, mental, or emotional injury or impairment, sexual abuse/exploitation, deprivation of essential needs

Mandatory Reporting Required By
Medical/osteopathic physician, EMS, medical examiner, dentist, chiropractor, nurse, teacher, guidance counselor, social worker, homemaker, guardian ad litem, social service worker, psychologist, child care worker, mental health professional, law enforcement official, state and municipal fire inspector, municipal code enforcement officer, clergy, commercial film processor, licensing board chair, summer camp administrator or counselor, human agent employed by the Dept. of Ag., Food, & Rural Resources, any other person may report

Basis of Report of Abuse/Neglect
Knows or has reasonable cause to suspect a child has been or is likely to be abused or neglected

To Whom Reported
Department of Human Services

Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting
Civil violation with fine of not more than $500