Child Abuse Reporting Laws for New Mexico

STATE AND STATUTE: New Mexico, Stats. §§ 32A-4-1 et seq. (originally enacted in 1993; statute language affecting what appears here most recently amended in 2017; all language verified here as of November of 2017)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 by a child's parent, guardian, or custodian. [32A-4-2 and 32A-4-3(A)]

MANDATORY REPORTERS: Any person, including clergy, school officials, and school teachers. [32A-4-3(A)]

HOW AND WHERE TO REPORT: (1) A local law enforcement agency, (2) the children, youth and families department, or (3) tribal law enforcement or social services agencies for any Indian child residing in Indian country. [32A-4-3(A)]

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