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49 Pa. Code § 42.46. Confidentiality—waived.

§ 42.46. Confidentiality—waived.

 To protect children from abuse, the reporting requirements of § §  42.42—42.44 (relating to suspected child abuse—mandated reporting requirements; photographs, medical tests and X-rays of child subject to report; and suspected death as a result of child abuse—mandated reporting requirement) take precedence over the provisions in §  42.24(1)(vi) (relating to code of ethics) and any other client confidentiality, ethical principle or professional standard that might otherwise apply.


   The provisions of this §  42.46 issued under the Child Protective Services Law, 23 Pa.C.S. §  6383(b)(2); and section 5 of the Occupational Therapists Practice Act (63 P. S. §  1505).


   The provisions of this §  42.46 adopted November 8, 1996, effective November 9, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 5425.

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  42.41 (relating to definitions relating to child abuse reporting requirements).

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