Before Act 179, failing to make a mandatory child abuse report was a summary offense
After Act 179 (CURRENT LAW), failure to make a mandated report is a misdemeanor in the third degree 23 Pa. C.S.A. § 6319 (subsequent failures to report under child abuse statute are second degree misdemeanors)
Why aren't Mandatory Reports always made?
NONE of these reasons overrides the legal requirement to REPORT!!