Pennsylvania Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting

In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2024 Jan.


Healthcare providers in Pennsylvania are mandated reporters of suspected child abuse; if a mandated reporter has reasonable cause to suspect a child was or is a victim of child abuse, the mandated reporter must immediately make a report of suspected child abuse in accordance with the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law (CPSL), 23 Pa.C.S. Chapter 63 (relating to child protective services). This not only requires an understanding of the categories and common indicators of child abuse but also the roles and responsibilities for reporting suspected child abuse.

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