Child Abuse Reporting Laws for Kentucky

STATE AND STATUTE: Kentucky, Stats. §§ 620.030 et seq. (originally enacted in 1988; statute language affecting what appears here most recently amended in 2013; all language verified here as of November of 2017)

WHAT IS REPORTABLE "ABUSE": Physical, sexual, or mental abuse, or neglect. [620.030(2)]

MANDATORY REPORTERS: Any person who knows or has reasonable cause to believe that a child is abused. [620.030(1)(2)]

HOW AND WHERE TO REPORT: Oral or written report to a local law enforcement agency, the Department of Kentucky State Police, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services or its designated representative, the state attorney general, or the county attorney. [620.030(1)(2)]

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