16 Bills Proposed In Harrisburg To Reform Child Protection Laws

March 18, 2013
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A group of state Senators unveiled a package of 16 bills in Harrisburg on Monday that are intended to reform the state’s child protection laws.

The bills would update the definition of child abuse, as well as the meanings of the terms perpetrator and “mandatory reporter.”  They would also update child abuse reporting procedures, and define the reporting guidelines for school employees and those in the medical field.

The changes were recommended by the Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection, a panel formed in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.

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