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6 Pa. Code § 15.154. Reports to Department and coroner by agencies.

§ 15.154. Reports to Department and coroner by agencies.

 (a)  Department.

   (1)  Within 48 hours of receipt of a written report under §  15.152 (relating to additional reporting requirements) involving sexual abuse, serious physical injury, serious bodily injury or suspicious death, the agency shall transmit a written report to the Department.

   (2)  A report under this subsection shall be made in a manner and on forms prescribed by the Department. The report shall include, at a minimum, the following information.

     (i)   The name and address of the alleged victim.

     (ii)   Where the suspected abuse occurred.

     (iii)   The age and sex of the alleged perpetrator and victim.

     (iv)   The nature and extent of the suspected abuse, including evidence of prior abuse.

     (v)   The name and relationship of the individual responsible for causing the alleged abuse to the victim, if known, and evidence of prior abuse by that individual.

     (vi)   The source of the report.

     (vii)   The individual making the report and where that individual can be reached.

     (viii)   The actions taken by the reporting source, including taking of photographs and X-rays, removal of recipient and notification under subsection (b).

 (b)  Coroner. For a report under §  15.152 which concerns the death of a recipient, if there is reasonable cause to suspect that the recipient died as a result of abuse, the agency shall give the oral report and forward a copy of the written report to the county coroner of the county wherein the death occurred.


   The provisions of this §  15.154 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); and 6 Pa. Code §  15.158 (relating to penalties).

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