2019 Arkansas Code
Title 12 - Law Enforcement, Emergency Management, and Military Affairs
Subtitle 2 - Law Enforcement Agencies and Programs
Chapter 18 - Child Maltreatment Act
Subchapter 2 - Offenses and Penalties
§ 12-18-202. Failure to Notify by a Mandated Reporter in the Second Degree
(a) A person commits the offense of failure to notify by a mandated reporter in the second degree if he or she:
(1) Is a mandated reporter under this chapter;
(A) Reasonable cause to suspect that a child has been subjected to child maltreatment;
(B) Reasonable cause to suspect that a child has died as a result of child maltreatment; or
(C) Observes a child being subjected to conditions or circumstances that would reasonably result in child maltreatment; and
(3) Recklessly fails to notify the Child Abuse Hotline of the child maltreatment or suspected child maltreatment.
(b) Failure to notify by a mandated reporter in the second degree is a Class C misdemeanor.