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Arizona Rev. Stat. § 13-3620 sets forth a list of professionals required to report suspected child abuse or neglect (including sexual abuse) to authorities. The list includes medical and mental health care professionals, members of the clergy, parents and guardians, school personnel, and any other person who has responsibility for the care or treatment of minors. In addition, any other person who reasonably believes that a minor is a victim of abuse or neglect may report.
Reports must be made immediately. Failure to report may result in misdemeanor or felony charges.
Arizona Rev. Stat. § 8-201 provides that the term ‘abuse’ includes:
The term ‘neglect’ includes:
Arizona has not codified a special statute of limitations for child sexual abuse cases. However, Arizona courts have applied the state’s minority and disability (or “unsound mind”) tolling provisions (Arizona Stat. § 12-502) to extend the general two-year statute of limitations applied to tort cases (Arizona Stat. § 12-542).
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