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6 Pa. Code § 15.44. Resolution of substantiated reports.

§ 15.44. Resolution of substantiated reports.

 (a)  When an investigation confirms the details of a report made under §  15.23 (relating to receiving reports; general agency responsibility) or determines that the subject of the report is an older adult in need of protective services, the report shall be classified as substantiated.

 (b)  The agency shall provide for a timely assessment of the need for protective services by the older adult who is the subject of a substantiated report if the older adult gives informed consent to an assessment. If an older adult found to need protective services does not consent to an assessment, the agency may seek, when appropriate, a court order under §  15.61 (relating to access to persons).

 (c)  On the basis of the assessment, the agency shall provide for the development of a service plan of recommended actions which reflect the least restrictive alternatives for removing or reducing imminent risk to person or property and promote self-determination and continuity of care being provided at the time of the agency’s intervention. The service plan may include, when appropriate, the pursuit of civil or criminal remedies.

 (d)  Developed service plans shall be put into effect under §  15.94 (relating to service delivery).


   The provisions of this §  15.44 amended May 17, 2002, effective May 18, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 2412. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (228906).

Cross References

   This section cited in 6 Pa. Code §  15.112 (relating to uses of funding authorized by the act); and 6 Pa. Code §  15.155 (relating to investigation).

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