ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z69.021

Encntr for mntl hlth serv for perp of non-prntl child abuse

Diagnosis Code Z69.021

ICD-10: Z69.021
Short Description: Encntr for mntl hlth serv for perp of non-prntl child abuse
Long Description: Encounter for mental health services for perpetrator of non-parental child abuse
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z69.021

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The code Z69.021 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons encountering health services in other circumstances (Z69-Z76)
      • Encntr for mental health serv for victim and perp of abuse (Z69)

Information for Patients

Child Abuse

Child abuse is doing something or failing to do something that results in harm to a child or puts a child at risk of harm. Child abuse can be physical, sexual or emotional. Neglect, or not providing for a child's needs, is also a form of abuse.

Most abused children suffer greater emotional than physical damage. An abused child may become depressed. He or she may withdraw, think of suicide or become violent. An older child may use drugs or alcohol, try to run away or abuse others.

Child abuse is a serious problem. If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, call the police or your local child welfare agency.

  • Child abuse - physical (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Child neglect and emotional abuse (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Shaken baby syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)

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