Georgia

Code Section
19-7-5

What Constitutes Abuse
Physical injury or death inflicted on a child by other than accidental means including neglect, sexual abuse/exploitation

Mandatory Reporting Required By
Physicians, hospital personnel, dentists psychologists, nurses, social workers, counselors, school teachers/officials, child welfare agency and child service organization personnel, law enforcement personnel, podiatrists

Basis of Report of Abuse/Neglect
Reasonable cause to believe a child has been abused

To Whom Reported
Child welfare agency providing protective services as designated by Department of Human Resources (or in absence of such, to police authority or district attorney)

Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting
Misdemeanor


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