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

Date: February 2019

Failure to Report

Citation: Ann. Code § 62A-4a-411

Any person, official, or institution required to report a case of suspected child abuse, child sexual abuse, neglect, fetal alcohol syndrome, or fetal drug dependency who willfully fails to do so is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.

Action for failure to report must be commenced within 4 years from the date of knowledge of the offense and the willful failure to report.

False Reporting

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.