2016 Maryland Code
Family Law
Title 5 - Children
Subtitle 7 - Child Abuse and Neglect
§ 5-705.4. Failure to report suspected abuse or neglect.

MD Fam L Code § 5-705.4 (2016) What's This?

If an agency participating in an investigation under § 5-706 of this subtitle has substantial grounds to believe that a person has knowingly failed to report suspected abuse or neglect as required by § 5-704 of this subtitle, the agency shall:

(1) file a complaint with the appropriate licensing board in accordance with the provisions of the Health Occupations Article if the person is a health practitioner;

(2) file a complaint with the appropriate law enforcement agency if the person is a police officer; or

(3) file a complaint with the county board of education or the appropriate agency, institution, or licensed facility at which the person is employed if the person is an educator or a human service worker.

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