New York

Code Section
Soc. Services. §411-428

What Constitutes Abuse
Injury by other than accidental means causing death, disfigurement, impairment of physical or emotional health; deliberate indifference causing such injury; creating substantial risk of such injury; sexual abuse, permitting sexual criminal behavior

Mandatory Reporting Required By
Physician, coroner, dentist, chiropractor, psychologist, nurse, school official, hospital personnel, social services worker, day care center worker, mental health professional, Christian Science practitioner, substance abuse/alcoholism counselor, peace officer, police officer, district attorney, residential care facility worker, foster care worker, optometrist, podiatrist, EMT; any person may report

Basis of Report of Abuse/Neglect
Reasonable cause to suspect that a child is abused or maltreated or knows from personal knowledge of parent or guardian, facts, conditions, or circumstances which, if correct, would render the child abused or maltreated

To Whom Reported
Statewide central register of child abuse or local child protective services

Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting
Class A misdemeanor and civil liability


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