En Español
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or (TTY) 1-800-787-3224

Legal Statutes: Pennsylvania

UPDATED May 25, 2017

Pennsylvania Statutes

Print this page

Back to Pennsylvania overview

Chapter 61. Protection from Abuse

back to top6115. 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.


History

1990, Dec. 19, P.L. 1240, No. 206, § 2, effective in 90 days.