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49 Pa. Code § 21.504. Suspected death as a result of child abuse—mandated reporting requirement.

§ 21.504. Suspected death as a result of child abuse—mandated reporting requirement.

 A Board-regulated practitioner who has reasonable cause to suspect that a child died as a result of child abuse shall report that suspicion to the coroner or medical examiner of the county where death occurred or, in the case where the child is transported to another county for medical treatment, to the coroner or medical examiner of the county where the injuries were sustained.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  21.504 amended under section 2.1(k) of The Professional Nursing Law (63 P.S. §  222.1(k)); section 17.6 of the Practical Nurse Law (63 P.S. §  667.6); and the Child Protective Services Law, 23 Pa.C.S. §  6383(b)(2).

Source

   The provisions of this §  21.504 amended March 25, 2022, effective March 26, 2022, 52 Pa.B. 1916. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (385245).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  21.505 (relating to immunity from liability); 49 Pa. Code §  21.506 (relating to confidentiality—waived); and 49 Pa. Code §  21.507 (relating to noncompliance).



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