§ 13.306. Confidentialitywaived.
To protect children from abuse, the reporting requirements of § § 13.30213.304 (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) take precedence over the provisions in § 13.201 (relating to professional responsibilities) and any other client confidentiality, ethical principle or professional standard that might otherwise apply. In accordance with 23 Pa.C.S. § 6311.1 (relating to privileged communications), privileged communications between a mandated reporter and a client does not apply to a situation involving child abuse and does not relieve the mandated reporter of the duty to make a report of suspected child abuse.
The provisions of this § 13.306 issued under the Child Protective Services Law, 23 Pa.C.S. § 6383(b)(2); and section 16 of the Funeral Director Law (63 P.S. § 479.16); amended under section 16(a) of the Funeral Director Law (63 P.S. § 479.16(a)); and 23 Pa.C.S. § § 63016388.
The provisions of this § 13.306 adopted November 8, 1996, effective November 9, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 5381; amended March 18, 2022, effective March 19, 2022, 52 Pa.B. 1600. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (315841).
This section cited in 49 Pa. Code § 13.301 (relating to definitions relating to child abuse reporting requirements).
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