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6 Pa. Code § 15.152. Additional reporting requirements.

§ 15.152. Additional reporting requirements.

 (a)  Administrators or employees who have reasonable cause to suspect that a recipient is the victim of sexual abuse, serious physical injury or serious bodily injury, or that a recipient’s death is suspicious, shall, in addition to the reporting requirements in §  15.151(a) (relating to general requirements):

   (1)  Immediately make an oral report to law enforcement officials. An employee shall immediately notify the facility administrator or a designee following a report to law enforcement officials.

   (2)  Make an oral report to the Department during the current business day or, if the incident occurs after normal business hours, at the opening of the next business day.

   (3)  Make a written report within 48 hours of making the oral report, to law enforcement officials and the agency.

 (b)  Law enforcement officials shall promptly notify facility administrators or their designees that reports have been made with them.

 (c)  Administrators or employees shall, in addition to complying with these requirements, comply with reporting requirements of the Commonwealth licensing agency that licenses or funds the facility.


   The provisions of this §  15.152 adopted May 17, 2002, effective May 18, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 2412.

Cross References

   This section cited in 6 Pa. Code §  15.21 (relating to general reporting provisions); 6 Pa. Code §  15.153 (relating to contents of reports); 6 Pa. Code §  15.154 (relating to reports to Department and coroner by agencies); 6 Pa. Code §  15.155 (relating to investigation); 6 Pa. Code §  15.156 (relating to restrictions on employees); and 6 Pa. Code §  15.158 (relating to penalties).

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