§ 47.56. Confidentialitywaived.
To protect children from abuse, the reporting requirements of § § 47.5247.54 (relating to suspected child abusemandated reporting requirements; photographs, medical tests and X-rays of child subject to report; and suspected death as a result of child abusemandated reporting requirement) take precedence over the provisions of any client confidentiality, ethical principle or professional standard that might otherwise apply.
The provisions of this § 47.56 issued under the Child Protective Services Law, 23 Pa.C.S. § 6383(b)(2); and section 6 of the Social Workers Practice Act (63 P. S. § 1906).
The provisions of this § 47.56 adopted November 8, 1996, effective November 9, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 5435.
This section cited in 49 Pa. Code § 47.51 (relating to definitions relating to child abuse reporting requirements); and 49 Pa. Code § 47.79 (relating to mandatory reporting).
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