Connecticut

Code Section
§17a-100, et seq., §46b-120

What Constitutes Abuse
Injuries which are at variance with the history given of them or other than by accidental means; malnutrition, sexual abuse, exploitation, deprivation of necessities, emotional maltreatment, cruel punishment

Mandatory Reporting Required By
Physician, nurse, medical examiner, dentist, psychologist, school teacher, coach, guidance counselor or principal, social worker, police officer, mental health professional, health professional, certified substance abuse counselor, day care center worker, therapist, clergy

Basis of Report of Abuse/Neglect
Reasonable cause to suspect or believe that any child is being abused or in danger of being abused

To Whom Reported
Commissioner of Children and Families or designee

Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting
False report up to $2000 and/or jail up to 1 year; Fined $500–$2500 and required to participate in educational training program


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