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49 Pa. Code § 49.54. Suspected death as a result of child abuse—mandated reporting requirement.

§ 49.54. Suspected death as a result of child abuse—mandated reporting requirement.

 A licensed professional counselor who has reasonable cause to suspect that a child died as a result of child abuse shall report that suspicion to the coroner of the county where death occurred or, in the case where the child is transported to another county for medical treatment, to the coroner of the county where the injuries were sustained.


   The provisions of this §  49.54 issued under section 6(2) of the Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors Act (63 P. S. §  1906(2)); and the Child Protective Services Act, 23 Pa.C.S. Chapter 63.


   The provisions of this §  49.54 adopted November 17, 2006, effective November 18, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 7022.

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  49.51 (relating to definitions relating to child abuse reporting requirements); 49 Pa. Code §  49.56 (relating to confidentiality—waived); 49 Pa. Code §  49.57 (relating to noncompliance); and 49 Pa. Code §  49.79 (relating to mandatory reporting).

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