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Child Abuse Reporting Laws for Arizona

State and Statute: Arizona, Stats. §§ 13-3620 et seq.

What Is Reportable "Abuse": Physical, sexual, or mental abuse, or neglect. [13-3620(A)]

Mandatory Reporters: Any "person" who reasonably believes that a minor is or has been the victim of child abuse; a "person" defined to include any "member of the clergy, priest, or Christian Science practitioner," parent, stepparent, guardian, school personnel, counselor, or "any other person who has responsibility for the care or treatment of the minor." [13-3620(A)]

"A report is not required … if the conduct involves only minors who are fourteen, fifteen, sixteen or seventeen years of age and there is nothing to indicate that the conduct is other than consensual." [13-3620(B)(1)]

How and Where to Report: Electronically or by telephone to a peace officer or to the department ...

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