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§ 3-602.2. Failure to report suspected abuse or neglect of child

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal LawEffective: October 1, 2019

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 3. Other Crimes Against the Person
Subtitle 6. Abuse and Other Offensive Conduct
Effective: October 1, 2019
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 3-602.2
§ 3-602.2. Failure to report suspected abuse or neglect of child
In general
(a) A person who is required to provide notice of suspected abuse or neglect of a child or make a written report of suspected abuse or neglect of a child under § 5-704 of the Family Law Article may not knowingly fail to provide the required notice or make the required written report if the person has actual knowledge of the abuse or neglect.
Penalty
(b) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 3 years or both.
Scope of section
(c) This section applies only to a failure to report child abuse or neglect that occurs during the time the child is a minor.

Credits

Added by Acts 2019, c. 53, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2019; Acts 2019, c. 54, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2019.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 3-602.2, MD CRIM LAW § 3-602.2
Current through all legislation from the 2019 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
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