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§ 6115. Reporting abuse and immunity

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 23 Pa.C.S.A. Domestic Relations

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 23 Pa.C.S.A. Domestic Relations (Refs & Annos)
Part VII. Abuse of Family
Chapter 61. Protection from Abuse (Refs & Annos)
23 Pa.C.S.A. § 6115
§ 6115. Reporting abuse and immunity
(a) Reporting.--A person having reasonable cause to believe that a person is being abused may report the information to the local police department.
(b) Contents of report.--The report should contain the name and address of the abused person, information regarding the nature and extent of the abuse and information which the reporter believes may be helpful to prevent further abuse.
(c) Immunity.--A person who makes a report shall be immune from a civil or criminal liability on account of the report unless the person acted in bad faith or with malicious purpose.

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1990, Dec. 19, P.L. 1240, No. 206, § 2, effective in 90 days.
23 Pa.C.S.A. § 6115, PA ST 23 Pa.C.S.A. § 6115
Current through the end of the 2023 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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