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Rhode Island Gen. Laws § 40-11-6 provides that any physician or registered nurse practitioner is required to report suspected child abuse or neglect (including sexual abuse) to authorities. In addition, any other person who has reasonable cause to know or suspect that a child has been abused or neglected must report.
Reports must be made within 24 hours. Failure to report may result in a misdemeanor or other penalties.
Rhode Island Gen. Laws § 40-11-2 provides that the term ‘abused and/or neglected child’ includes a child whose physical or mental health or welfare is harmed or threatened with harm when his or her parent or other person responsible for his or her welfare:
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