Indiana

Code Section
31-33-1-1, et seq., 31-33-22-3, 31-9-2-14. 31-34-1-2, 31-33-22-1

What Constitutes Abuse
Mental or physical condition seriously impaired or endangered as a result of neglect or injury; sex offense; child is missing; child is allowed to participate in obscene performance

Mandatory Reporting Required By
Health care provider, any member of medical or other private or public institution, school, facility or agency and any other individuals

Basis of Report of Abuse/Neglect
Reason to believe child is victim of child abuse or neglect

To Whom Reported
Division of Family and Children; child abuse hotline or local law enforcement agency

Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting
Intentionally and knowing false report: Class A misdemeanor and liable to person accused for actual damages and possible punitive damages; second offense is Class D felony; knowingly fails to make a report: Class B misdemeanor


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