Nebraska Revised Statute 28-710

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28-710. Act, how cited; terms, defined.

(1) Sections 28-710 to 28-727 shall be known and may be cited as the Child Protection Act.

(2) For purposes of the Child Protection Act:

(a) Child abuse or neglect means knowingly, intentionally, or negligently causing or permitting a minor child to be:

(i) Placed in a situation that endangers his or her life or physical or mental health;

(ii) Cruelly confined or cruelly punished;

(iii) Deprived of necessary food, clothing, shelter, or care;

(iv) Left unattended in a motor vehicle if such minor child is six years of age or younger;

(v) Sexually abused; or

(vi) Sexually exploited by allowing, encouraging, or forcing such person to solicit for or engage in prostitution, debauchery, public indecency, or obscene or pornographic photography, films, or depictions;

(b) Department means the Department of Health and Human Services;

(c) Law enforcement agency means the police department or town marshal in incorporated municipalities, the office of the sheriff in unincorporated areas, and the Nebraska State Patrol;

(d) Out-of-home child abuse or neglect means child abuse or neglect occurring in day care homes, foster homes, day care centers, residential child-caring agencies as defined in section 71-1926, and other child care facilities or institutions; and

(e) Subject of the report of child abuse or neglect means the person or persons identified in the report as responsible for the child abuse or neglect.


    Laws 1977, LB 38, § 149;
    Laws 1979, LB 505, § 1;
    Laws 1982, LB 522, § 3;
    Laws 1985, LB 447, § 10;
    Laws 1988, LB 463, § 42;
    Laws 1992, LB 1184, § 9;
    Laws 1994, LB 1035, § 2;
    Laws 1996, LB 1044, § 71;
    Laws 1997, LB 119, § 1;
    Laws 2005, LB 116, § 1;
    Laws 2013, LB265, § 29.