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New York Social Services Code § 413 sets forth a list of professionals requires to report suspected child abuse and neglect (including sexual abuse). These professionals include medical care professionals, counselors and therapists, school officials and teachers, social services workers, and law enforcement officials. Any other person who has reasonable cause to suspect that a child is abused or maltreated may also report.
Reports must be made immediately. Failure to report is a misdemeanor.
New York Soc. Serv. Law § 371 provides that ‘abused child’ means a child younger than age 18 whose parent or other person legally responsible for his or her care:
The term ‘abused child’ includes a child younger than age 18 whose parent or other person legally responsible for his or her care commits, or allows to be committed, an act of sexual abuse against such child, as defined in title H, article 130, of the penal law.
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