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What Constitutes Abuse
Knowingly, intentionally or negligently causing or permitting a child to be: placed in a situation endangering life or physical or mental health, cruelly confined or punished, deprived of necessaries, child under 6 years left unattended in vehicle, or sexually abused or exploited

Mandatory Reporting Required By
Physician, medical institution, nurse, school employee, social worker, or other person

Basis of Report of Abuse/Neglect
Reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subjected to abuse or neglect or observes child being subjected to conditions and circumstances which would reasonably result in abuse or neglect

To Whom Reported
Department of Health and Human Services or law enforcement agency (also a state-wide toll-free number)

Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting
Class III misdemeanor

Inside Nebraska