Penalties for Failure to Report and False Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect - Northern Mariana Islands

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Failure to Report

Citation: Commonwealth Code Tit. 6, §§ 5315; 5316

Knowing or willful failure of any person to make a report pursuant to § 5313 shall, upon conviction, be punished by one or both of the following:

  • Imprisonment for up to 1 year
  • A fine of not more than $1,000

Knowing or willful interference by any person with the good-faith efforts of any person making or attempting to make a report under this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment for up to 1 year or a fine of $1,000, or both.

False Reporting

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.