Idaho

Code Section
16-1601, et seq.

What Constitutes Abuse
Conduct resulting in skin bruising, bleeding, fractures, soft tissue injury, unexplained death, rape, molestation, prostitution, incest, pornographic filming, and other sexual exploitation

Mandatory Reporting Required By
Physician, nurse, resident, intern, coroner, school teacher, day care personnel, social worker, or other person

Basis of Report of Abuse/Neglect
Reason to believe that a child has been abused, neglected or abandoned, or subject to conditions or circumstances which would reasonably result in abuse, abandonment, or neglect

To Whom Reported
Department of Health and Welfare

Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting
Misdemeanor; if reported in bad faith, person guilty of a misdemeanor and liable for actual damages or statutory damages of $500, whichever is greater, plus attorney’s fees; if acting with malice or oppression, court can award treble actual damages or treble statutory damages, whichever is greater


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