Arizona

Code Section
13-3620, 8-201

What Constitutes Abuse
Infliction or allowing of physical injury, impairment of bodily function or disfigurement, serious emotional damage diagnosed by a doctor or psychologist, and as evidenced by severe anxiety, depression, withdrawal, or aggressive behavior caused by acts or omissions of individual having care and custody of child

Mandatory Reporting Required By
Physician, resident, dentist, chiropractor, medical examiner, nurse, psychologist, social worker, school personnel, peace officer, parent, counselor, clergyman/priest

Basis of Report of Abuse/Neglect
Observation or examination of child discloses reasonable grounds to believe minor is a victim of injury or abuse

To Whom Reported
To peace officer or child protective services of the department of economic security

Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting
Class 1 misdemeanor


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