Penal Code 11166

Summary:

A mandated reporter shall make a report to an agency specified in Penal Code 11165.9 whenever the mandated reporter has knowledge or observes a child reasonably suspected of being a victim of child abuse or neglect. The mandated reported shall make an immediate initial report, followed by a written report which may include any nonprivileged documentary evidence relating to the incident. Failure to report is a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in county jail, fine of one thousand dollars or both.

Data Origin: 
Mandated reporter
Parties Bound: 
Mandated reporter
California Penalty: 
Misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in county jail, fine of one thousand dollars or both
Other Relevant California Code Sections: 
Penal Code 1165.9
Associated Federal Law(s): 
Uses and disclosures for which an authorization or opportunity to agree or object is not required : for public health activities, official records