This 2-hour course is a PAMED member only program for physicians seeking to renew a license and offers CME credit. You will not see this in your catalog unless you are a member, JOIN NOW

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review Pennsylvania's child welfare system structure and differentiate between child protective services and general protective services.
  • Outline key changes in Pennsylvania's Child Protective Services Law that apply to physicians as mandated reporters, including the expanded legal definition of child abuse and new reporting obligations.
  • Describe the roles, rights and responsibilities of physicians and applicable office staff as mandated reporters of suspected child abuse.
  • Assess potential signs and symptoms of child abuse and other indicators that would require a report of suspected child abuse.
  • Utilize prescribed reporting channels and processes to report suspected child abuse via telephone or the Internet.

Additional Information

Pennsylvania Medical Society
State Relevance: 
Pennsylvania Requirement
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

In order for your course completion to be confirmed by the Department of State, the personal information you are required to enter as the last step in the course must match the information in your license record exactly.

The automatic transfer of your course completion to the Department of State and matching to your license file usually takes 3 business days, provided the personal data you entered matches your license information on file. If the data entered doesn't match the information on file with the Department of State, your license renewal will be stalled.

No one involved in the planning or delivery of this activity has any relevant financial relationships to disclose.  This activity was designed to comply with content requirements for state-mandated patient-safety/risk management CME.

The Pennsylvania Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Pennsylvania Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ 

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the enduring material.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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This course is offered through Pennsylvania Medical Society

To take this course you will be redirected to Pennsylvania Medical Society's website. You must login or create an account with Pennsylvania Medical Society in order to complete this activity. 

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