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49 Pa. Code § 48.53. Photographs, medical tests and X-rays of child subject to report.

§ 48.53. Photographs, medical tests and X-rays of child subject to report.

 A licensed marriage and family therapist may take or cause to be taken photographs of the child who is subject to a report and, if clinically indicated, cause to be performed a radiological examination and other medical tests on the child. Medical summaries or reports of the photographs, X-rays and relevant medical tests taken shall be sent to the county children and youth social service agency at the time the written report is sent or as soon thereafter as possible. The county children and youth social service agency shall have access to actual photographs or duplicates and X-rays and may obtain them or duplicates of them upon request.


   The provisions of this §  48.53 issued under section 6(2) of the Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors Act (63 P. S. §  1906(2)); and the Protective Services Law, 23 Pa.C.S. Chapter 63.


   The provisions of this §  48.53 adopted November 17, 2006, effective November 18, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 7022.

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  48.56 (relating to confidentiality—waived); 49 Pa. Code §  48.57 (relating to noncompliance); and 49 Pa. Code §  48.79 (relating to mandatory reporting).

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