New Mexico


Code Section
32A-4-1, et seq.

What Constitutes Abuse
Physical, emotional or psychological abuse including sexual abuse, exploitation, abandonment, or neglect, torture, confinement, cruel punishment

Mandatory Reporting Required By
Physician, law enforcement officer, judge, nurse, school teacher or official, social worker, clergy, or any other person suspecting abuse.

Basis of Report of Abuse/Neglect
Knows or has reasonable suspicion that child is abused or neglected

To Whom Reported
Law enforcement agency or department office in county where child resides or tribal law enforcement or social services for Indian child

Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting
Misdemeanor (up to 1 yr. jail and/or fine up to $1000)