Ohio


Code Section
2151.011, et seq.; 2921.14; 2151.421

What Constitutes Abuse
Victim of sexual activity offense constituting abuse or exhibits evidence of physical or mental injury inflicted other than by accidental means, or threats or harm to child’s health and welfare, or is an endangered child under 2919.22

Mandatory Reporting Required By
Attorney, physician, nurse, other health care professional, dentist, coroner, day care worker, school teacher/employer, social worker, professional counselor, speech pathologist, child services agency employee, person rendering spiritual treatment through prayer, psychologist, day camp employee

Basis of Report of Abuse/Neglect
Knows or suspects child has suffered or faces threat of suffering any physical or mental wound, injury, disability, or condition that reasonably indicates abuse or neglect

To Whom Reported
The Public Children’s Services Agency or municipal or county peace officer in county where child resides

Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting
Guilty of making a false report: misdemeanor of the first degree