Child Abuse Reporting Laws for Maryland

STATE AND STATUTE: Maryland, Family Code §§ 5-701 et seq. (originally enacted in 1988; statute language affecting what appears here most recently amended in 2017; all language verified here as of November of 2017)

WHAT IS REPORTABLE "ABUSE": Sexual abuse of a child by anyone; or physical or mental abuse or neglect of a child "by any parent or other person who has permanent or temporary care or custody or responsibility for supervision of a child, or by any household or family member."

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