§ 48.56. Confidentialitywaived.
To protect children from abuse, the reporting requirements of § § 48.5248.54 (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 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 § 48.56 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 § 48.56 adopted November 17, 2006, effective November 18, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 7022.
This section cited in 49 Pa. Code § 48.79 (relating to mandatory reporting).
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