Child Abuse Reporting Laws for Wyoming

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 designated agent as soon as possible, who is thereupon also responsible to make the report or cause the report to be made. Nothing in this subsection is intended to relieve individuals of their obligation to report on their own behalf unless a report has already been made or will be made." [14-3-205(b)]

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