Penalties for Failure to Report and False Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect - Kansas

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Failure to Report

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 38-2223(e)

Willful and knowing failure to make a report required by this section is a class B misdemeanor. It is not a defense that another mandatory reporter made a report.

Intentionally preventing or interfering with the making of a report required by this section is a class B misdemeanor.

False Reporting

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 38-2223(e)

Any person who willfully and knowingly makes a false report pursuant to this section or makes a report that such person knows lacks factual foundation is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.