Resources for physicians – Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting for Mandated Reporters

Recent legislation has changed how Pennsylvania responds to child abuse. These changes significantly impact the reporting, investigation, assessment, prosecution and judicial handling of child abuse and neglect cases.



Keep Kids Safe http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/ KeepKidsSafe.pa.gov,
is designed to serve as the hub for information related to critical
components impacting child protection including a link for mandated
reporters to make reports of suspected child abuse electronically,
training on child abuse recognition and reporting, information related
to clearances and general information related to child protection.
Overview of Criminal and Child
Abuse History Clearance Requirements
www.pamedsoc.org A series of new and revised
Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) requirements went into effect on
Dec. 31, 2014 — among them, changes to the requirement for certain
employees, including physicians, to be screened through criminal and
child abuse history clearances.
Fingerprinting for DHS Clearance https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_dpwNew.htm Cogent Applicant Fingerprinting Services is the Dept of Human Services approved vendor.
Training programs
Pennsylvania Child Welfare
Resource Center
www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu Online

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive
Reporting in Pennsylvania

Online Training

Cost: Free

Added bonus, reports completed status directly to PA Board of Licensure

Start the Heart Training Center,
www.starttheheart.com In-person training

Call 724-622-7229 for on-site pricing

Three Rivers Adoption Council http://www.3riversadopt.org/ In-person training

Contact :

Jacqueline Wilson

412-471-8722 x 211

for details and cost.

Current listing of Approved Courses for Child Abuse
Recognition and Reporting Training for Mandated Reporters


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October 2016 BULLETIN Available

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Liberty Mutual – Auto, Home, and Renters Insurance

Liberty Mutual Insurance



There are a number of ways in which ACMS membership can help physicians protect financial assets. As a result of our partnership, ACMS members can get discounts on Auto, Home and Renters Insurance through Liberty Mutual. Please contact Liberty Mutual at 412-859-6605 or visit www.libertymutual.com/acms.

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Minute Survey Results – Medical Marijuana



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Pittsburgh, PA  15212
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