Child Abuse Reporting Laws for Pennsylvania

STATE AND STATUTE: Pennsylvania, Consol. Stats. title 23 §§ 6311 et seq. (originally enacted in 1990; statute language affecting what appears here most recently amended in 2016; all language verified here as of November of 2017)

WHAT IS REPORTABLE "ABUSE": Physical, mental, or sexual abuse or neglect. [6303(b.1)]

MANDATORY REPORTERS: Includes any "clergyman, priest, rabbi, minister, Christian Science practitioner, religious healer or spiritual leader of any regularly established church or other religious organization," a school employee, a child-care service employee with direct contact with children, or "an individual paid or unpaid, who, on the basis of the individual's role as an integral part of a regularly scheduled program, activity or service, is a person responsible for the child's welfare or has direct contact with children."

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