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Child Abuse Reporting Laws for Wyoming

Last Reviewed: June 4, 2021

State and Statute: Wyoming, Stats. §§ 14-3-201 et seq.

What Is Reportable "Abuse": Physical, sexual, or mental abuse or neglect. [14-3-202(a)]

"Treatment given in good faith by spiritual means alone, through prayer, by a duly accredited practitioner in accordance with the tenets and practices of a recognized church or religious denomination is not child neglect for that reason alone." [14-3-202(a)(vii)]

Mandatory Reporters: "Any person who knows or has reasonable cause to believe or suspect that a child has been abused or neglected." [14-3-205(a)]

Employers subject to criminal penalties for retaliating against employees who report child abuse. [14-3-205(c)]

"If a person reporting child abuse or neglect is a member of the staff of a medical or other public or private institution, school, facility or agency, he shall notify the person in charge or his ...

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  • Last Reviewed: June 4, 2021

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