Penalties for Failure to Report and False Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect - South Dakota
Failure to Report
Citation: Ann. Stat. §§ 26-8A-3; 26-8A-4; 26-8A-6; 26-8A-7
Any mandatory reporter who knowingly and intentionally fails to make the required report is guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor. This provision includes the following:
- Reports that must be made to the coroner when the reporter suspects that a child has died as a result of abuse or neglect
- Reports that are required of hospital staff
- Reports that are required of staff of public or private schools
This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.