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Child Abuse Reporting Laws for Georgia

STATE AND STATUTE:Georgia, Code §§ 19-7-5 et seq. (originally enacted in 1965; statute language affecting what appears here most recently updated in 2017; all language verified here as of November of 2017)

WHAT IS REPORTABLE "ABUSE": Physical, mental, or sexual abuse, or neglect, by a parent or caretaker. No child "being treated solely by spiritual means through prayer in accordance with the tenets and practices of a recognized church or religious denomination by a duly accredited practitioner thereof shall, for that reason alone, be considered to be an abused child." [19-7-5]

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