New Hampshire

Code Section
169-C:3, 169-C:29, et seq.

What Constitutes Abuse
Sexual abuse, intentional physical injury, psychological injury such that child exhibits symptoms of emotional problems generally recognized to result from consistent mistreatment or neglect, or physical injury by other than nonaccidental means

Mandatory Reporting Required By
Physician, surgeon, medical examiner, psychiatrist, optometrist, psychologist, therapist, nurse, dentist, chiropractor, hospital personnel, Christian Science practitioner, school teacher or official, social worker, day care worker, foster/child care worker, law enforcement official, priest, minister, rabbi, any other person

Basis of Report of Abuse/Neglect
Having reason to suspect that a child has been abused or neglected

To Whom Reported
Department of Health and Human Services

Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting
Knowing violation: misdemeanor


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