Child Abuse Reporting Laws for Arizona

STATE AND STATUTE: Arizona, Stats. §§ 13-3620 et seq. (originally enacted in 1964; statute language affecting what appears here most recently amended in 2017; all language verified here as of November of 2017)

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)]

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