§ 49.57. Noncompliance.
(a) Disciplinary action. A licensed professional counselor who willfully fails to comply with the reporting requirements in § § 49.5249.54 (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) will be subject to disciplinary action under section 11 of the act (63 P. S. § 1911).
(b) Criminal penalties. Under 23 Pa.C.S. § 6319 (relating to penalties for failure to report), a licensed professional counselor who is required to report a case of suspected child abuse who willfully fails to do so commits a summary offense for the first violation and a misdemeanor of the third degree for a second or subsequent violation.
The provisions of this § 49.57 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 § 49.57 adopted November 17, 2006, effective November 18, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 7022.
This section cited in 49 Pa. Code § 49.51 (relating to definitions relating to child abuse reporting requirements); and 49 Pa. Code § 49.79 (relating to mandatory reporting).
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