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104 STAT. 4806 PUBLIC LAW 101-647—NOV. 29, 1990 "§ 403. Protection of the privacy of child victims and child witnesses "A knowing or intentional violation of the privacy protection accorded by section 3509 of this title is a criminal contempt punishable by not more than one year's imprisonment, or a fine under this title, or both.". (2) TECHNICAL AMENDMENT. —The table of sections at the J beginning of chapter 21 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new item: "403. Protection of the privacy of child victims and child witnesses.". 42 USC 13031. SEC. 226. CHILD ABUSE REPORTING. (a) IN GENERAL.— A person who, while engaged in a professional capacity or activity described in subsection (b) on Federal land or in a federally operated (or contracted) facility, learns of facts that give reason to suspect that a child has suffered an incident of child abuse, shall as soon as possible make a report of the suspected abuse to the agency designated under subsection (d). , (b) COVERED PROFESSIONALS.— Persons engaged in the following professions and activities are subject to the requirements of subsec- , tion (a): (1) Physicians, dentists, medical residents or interns, hospital personnel and administrators, nurses, health care practitioners, chiropractors, osteopaths, pharmacists, optometrists, podiatrists, emergency medical technicians, ambulance drivers, undertakers, coroners, medical examiners, alcohol or drug treatment personnel, and persons performing a healing role or ? practicing the healing arts. (2) Psychologists, psychiatrists, and mental health professionals. j (3) Social workers, licensed or unlicensed marriage, family, and individual counselors. (4) Teachers, teacher's aides or assistants, school counselors and guidance personnel, school officials, and school administrators. (5) Child care workers and administrators. (6) Law enforcement personnel, probation officers, criminal prosecutors, and juvenile rehabilitation or detention facility employees. (7) Foster parents. (8) Commercial film and photo processors. (c) DEFINITIONS.—For the purposes of this section— (1) the term "child abuse" means the physical or mental injury, sexual abuse or exploitation, or negligent treatment of a child; (2) the term "physical injury" includes but is not limited to ' lacerations, fractured bones, burns, internal injuries, severe bruising or serious bodily harm; ' (3) the term "mental injury" means harm to a child's psychological or intellectual functioning which may be exhibited by severe anxiety, depression, withdrawal or outward aggressive behavior, or a combination of those behaviors, which may be demonstrated by a change in behavior, emotional response or r cognition; (4) the term "sexual abuse" includes the employment, use, persuasion, inducement, enticement, or coercion of a child to