Kentucky

Code Section
620.010, et seq., 620.990, 600.020

What Constitutes Abuse
Interfering with child’s right to adequate food, shelter, clothing, education, medical care and freedom from physical, sexual, or emotional injury or exploitation or abandonment

Mandatory Reporting Required By
Physician, nurse, teacher, school personnel, social worker, coroner, child-caring personnel, dentist, EMT, paramedic, health professional, mental health professional, peace officer, any organization or agency of the above

Basis of Report of Abuse/Neglect
Knows or has reasonable cause to believe that child is dependent, neglected, or abused

To Whom Reported
Local law enforcement or Kentucky state police, commonwealth’s attorney, cabinet or representative

Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting
Intentional violation is Class B misdemeanor


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