§ 15.82. Rights of alleged abusers.
An individual who, as a result of a protective services investigation, is determined to be a perpetrator of the abuse, neglect, exploitation or abandonment of an older adult is entitled to the following if the report is substantiated by the agency:
(1) The agency shall notify the alleged perpetrator at the conclusion of the investigation of the report that allegations have been made and shall provide the alleged perpetrator with a brief summary of the allegations.
(2) As provided under § 15.105 (relating to limited access to records and disclosure of information), the alleged perpetrator may request, and the agency shall provide, additional information contained in the report.
(3) An alleged perpetrator is entitled to file an appeal with the Department under 1 Pa. Code Part II (relating to General Rules of Administrative Practice and Procedure) to challenge the agencys finding resulting from the investigation of a report made under this chapter. The agencys finding is that information, after an investigation is concluded, which substantiated the need for protective services. The appeal process applicable to older adults under Chapter 3 (relating to fair hearings and appeals) also applies to alleged perpetrators of abuse, neglect, exploitation or abandonment. This appeal shall be in writing to the Secretary and be postmarked within 30 days from the date of notification by the agency required under this section.
The provisions of this § 15.82 amended May 17, 2002, effective May 18, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 2412. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (228915).
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