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Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes Title 23, § 6311 sets forth a non-exhaustive list of professionals required to report suspected child abuse and neglect (including sexual abuse) to authorities. The list includes licensed medical care professionals, Christian Science practitioners and members of the clergy, school administrators and teachers, foster care workers, mental health professionals, and law enforcement officials.
Any other person who has reason to suspect that a child is abused or neglected may also make a report.
Reports must be made immediately. Failure to report is a misdemeanor.
Pennsylvania Cons. Stat. Tit. 23, § 6303 provides that the term ‘child abuse’ means any of the following:
‘Sexual abuse or exploitation’ means any of the following:
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