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317:30-5-49. Reporting suspected abuse

Revised 9-1-17

Instances of child abuse and/or neglect are to be reported in accordance with State law. Any person suspecting child abuse or neglect shall immediately report it to the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) hotline, at 1-800-522-3511. Any person suspecting abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a vulnerable adult shall immediately report it to the local OKDHS County Office, municipal or county law enforcement authorities, or, if the report occurs after normal business hours, the OKDHS hotline. 10A O.S. § 1-2-101; 43A O.S. § 10-104. Health care professionals who are requested to report incidents of domestic abuse by adult victims with legal capacity shall promptly make a report to the nearest law enforcement agency, per 22 O.S. § 58.

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