Oklahoma

Code Section
Tit. 10 7102-7105

What Constitutes Abuse
Harm or threatened harm to child’s health, safety, or welfare including but not limited to nonaccidental physical or mental injury sexual abuse/exploitation or negligent treatment (including lack of provision of necessities such as food, shelter, medical care, etc.) or abandonment

Mandatory Reporting Required By
Physician, dentist, nurse, teacher, other person who has reason to believe abuse

Basis of Report of Abuse/Neglect
Having reason to believe that child is a victim of abuse or neglect

To Whom Reported
Department of Human Services

Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting
Failure to report is a misdemeanor. Any false reporting is reported by Department of Human Services to local law enforcement for criminal investigation and upon conviction, is guilty of misdemeanor and may be fined up to $5,000 plus reasonable attorney’s fees incurred in recovering the sanctions


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