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49 Pa. Code § 21.507. Noncompliance.

§ 21.507. Noncompliance.

 (a)  Disciplinary action. An RN, LPN or CRNP who willfully fails to comply with the reporting requirements in § §  25.502—25.504 (relating to suspected child abuse—mandated reporting requirements; photographs, medical tests and X-rays of child subject to report; and suspected death as a result of child abuse—mandated reporting requirement) will be subject to disciplinary action under section 14 of the Professional Nursing Law (63 P.S. §  224) and section 16 of the Practical Nurse Law (63 P.S. §  666).

 (b)  Criminal penalties. Under 23 Pa.C.S. §  6319 (relating to penalties for failure to report), an RN, LPN or CRNP who is required to report a case of suspected child abuse who willfully fails to do so commits a summary offense for the first violation and a misdemeanor of the third degree for a second or subsequent violation.

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