Alaska

Code Section
47.17.010, et seq.

What Constitutes Abuse
Physical injury or neglect, mental injury (injury to emotional well-being or intellectual or psychological capacity of child as evidenced by an observable and substantial impairment on child’s ability to function); sexual abuse/exploitation, maltreatment

Mandatory Reporting Required By
Practitioners of healing arts; school teachers; social workers; peace officers; child care providers; administrative officers of institutions; paid employees of counseling or crisis intervention programs; child fatality review teams

Basis of Report of Abuse/Neglect
Have reasonable cause to suspect that child has suffered harm as a result of abuse or neglect

To Whom Reported
Department of Health and Social Services

Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting
Class B misdemeanor


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