2014 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes
Chapter 63 - Child Protective Services
Section 6317 - Mandatory reporting and postmortem investigation of deaths

23 PA Cons Stat § 6317 (2014) What's This?

§ 6317. Mandatory reporting and postmortem investigation of deaths.

A person or official required to report cases of suspected child abuse, including employees of a county agency, who has reasonable cause to suspect that a child died as a result of child abuse shall report that suspicion to the appropriate coroner or medical examiner. The coroner or medical examiner shall accept the report for investigation and shall report his finding to the police, the district attorney, the appropriate county agency and, if the report is made by a hospital, the hospital.


(Dec. 16, 1994, P.L.1292, No.151, eff. July 1, 1995; Apr. 7, 2014, P.L.388, No.29, eff. Dec. 31, 2014)

Cross References. Section 6317 is referred to in sections 6313, 6318, 6367 of this title.

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