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Child Abuse Reporting Laws for Federal

The following report was most recently updated in November of 2017. For each state, readers will find the following points of information (numbers in brackets refer to sections in the relevant statute):

STATE AND STATUTE: State name and the reference to the state's statute related to abuse reporting, including its year of enactment and the most recent year involving amendments affecting it.

WHAT IS REPORTABLE "ABUSE": A brief, general summary of the state's definition of reportable abuse—but note that most every state provides more specifics in its statute.

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