suspected child abuse or neglect

suspected child abuse or neglect

SCAN Forensic medicine A potential case of child abuse. See Battered child syndrome, Child abuse, Infanticide.
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Both Wright and Joseph are charged with three counts each of "first- and second-degree child abuse, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, neglect of a minor, stalking, use of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure, false imprisonment and one count each of causing ingestion of a bodily fluid, preventing/interfering with report of suspected child abuse or neglect, and conspiracy to commit first-degree child abuse," an NBC-affiliated television station, (http://www.
1879), which includes heavier provisions for states, requiring them to enact laws that enforce criminal status on individuals who fail to report suspected child abuse or neglect.
receive more than 50,000 reports of suspected child abuse or neglect.
Shocking as it may sound, child welfare officials with the Oregon Department of Human Services in Lane County received 4,687 reports of suspected child abuse or neglect in 2009.
Have another individual witness the examination, note and cosign the records concerning suspected child abuse or neglect.
Penalties for failing to report suspected child abuse or neglect also would be increased.
Federal confidentiality laws allow you to comply with state laws that require reporting of suspected child abuse or neglect.