Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Licensure Requirement
All physicians are considered “mandatory reporters” under section 6311 of the Child Protective Services Law (23 P.S. § 6311). Applying for an initial license from the State Board of Medicine requires 3 hours of training approved by the Department of Human Services (DHS) on the topic of child abuse recognition and reporting.
As a condition of license renewal, you are required to complete 2 hours of approved training on the topic of child abuse recognition and reporting from an approved provider.
The Pennsylvania Medical Society members can receive free, online training at www.pamedsoc.org
In-person training available to ACMS members on Saturday, December 8th.