North Dakota

Code Section
50-25.1-01, et seq.

What Constitutes Abuse
Suffering from serious physical harm or traumatic abuse caused other than by accidental means including sexual abuse, assault, exploitation, corruption or solicitation

Mandatory Reporting Required By
Physician, nurse, dentist, optometrist, coroner, medical or mental health professional, religious practitioner, school teacher/administrator, social worker, day care center worker, police/law enforcement officer, addiction counselor, school counselor, clergy

Basis of Report of Abuse/Neglect
Having knowledge or reasonable cause to suspect that a child is abused or neglected or has died as a result of abuse or neglect

To Whom Reported
Dept. of Human Services or its designee

Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting
Class B misdemeanor; unless made to law enforcement officer, then Class A misdemeanor; willfully make false report, also liable for all civil damages including exemplary damages


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