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ARTICLE 2.5 - Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act | Califonrnia Penal Code - PEN | Section 11165.6.

11165.6. As used in this article, the term child abuse or neglect includes physical injury or death inflicted by other than accidental means upon a child by another person, sexual abuse as defined in Section 11165.1, neglect as defined in Section 11165.2, the willful harming or injuring of a child or the endangering of the person or health of a child, as defined in Section 11165.3, and unlawful corporal punishment or injury as defined in Section 11165.4. Child abuse or neglect does not include a mutual affray between minors. Child abuse or neglect does not include an injury caused by reasonable and necessary force used by a peace officer acting within the course and scope of his or her employment as a peace officer.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 393, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2008.)

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