Physical Abuse

Citation: Ohio Revised Code. Stat. §§ 2151.031; 2919.22
"Abused child" includes any child who:
  • Is endangered as defined § 2919.22
  • Exhibits evidence of any physical or mental injury or death, inflicted by other than accidental means, that is at variance with the history given of it
  • Suffers physical or mental injury that harms or threatens to harm the child's health or welfare because of the acts of his or her parent, guardian, or custodian
  • Is subjected to out-of-home-care child abuse
"Endangering children" includes any of the following acts committed against a child under age 18 or a mentally or physically handicapped child under age 21:
  • Abuse, torture, or cruel abuse
  • Corporal punishment, other physical disciplinary measure, or physical restraint in a cruel manner or for a prolonged period that creates a substantial risk of serious physical harm to the child
  • Repeated and unwarranted disciplinary measures that, if continued, create a substantial risk of serious impairment of the child's mental health or development
  • Allowing the child to be on the same parcel of real property and within 100 feet of, or, in the case of more than housing unit on the same parcel of real property, in the same housing unit and within 100 feet of, the illegal manufacture of drugs, cultivation of marijuana, or possession of chemicals for the illegal manufacture, when the person knows that the act is occurring, whether or not any person is prosecuted for or convicted of the violation