Maryland

Code Section
Family Law §5-701, et seq.

What Constitutes Abuse
Physical or mental injury of a child under circumstances that indicate the child’s health or welfare is harmed or at substantial risk of being harmed; sexual abuse

Mandatory Reporting Required By
All health practitioners, police officers, educators, human service workers. Any other person, if notification does not violate privilege or confidentiality

Basis of Report of Abuse/Neglect
Reason to believe a child has been subjected to abuse or neglect

To Whom Reported
Social Services Administration of the department or appropriate law enforcement agency

Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting
N/A


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