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

Date: February 2019

Failure to Report

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 620.030(6)

Any person who intentionally violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty of one of the following:

  • A class B misdemeanor for the first offense
  • A class A misdemeanor for the second offense
  • A class D felony for each subsequent offense

False Reporting

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 620.050(1)

Any person who knowingly makes a false report and does so with malice shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.