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49 Pa. Code § 40.203. Photographs, medical tests and X-rays of child subject to report.

§ 40.203. Photographs, medical tests and X-rays of child subject to report.

 A physical therapist or physical therapist assistant may take or cause to be taken photographs of the child who is subject to a report and, if clinically indicated, cause to be performed a radiological examination and other medical tests on the child. Medical summaries or reports of the photographs, X-rays and relevant medical tests taken shall be sent to the county children and youth social service agency at the time the written report is sent, or within 48 hours after an electronic report is made under §  40.202(c)(2) (relating to suspected child abuse—mandated reporting requirements), or as soon thereafter as possible. The county children and youth social service agency shall have access to actual photographs or duplicates and X-rays and may obtain them or duplicates of them upon request.


   The provisions of this §  40.203 amended under section 3(a) of the Physical Therapy Practice Act (63 P.S. §  1303(a)); section 16 of the act of July 4, 2008 (P.L. 293, No. 38); and 23 Pa.C.S. §  6383(b)(2).


   The provisions of this §  40.203 amended December 21, 2012, effective December 22, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 7652; amended August 6, 2021, effective August 7, 2021, 51 Pa.B. 4325. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (391983) to (391984).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  40.205 (relating to immunity from liability); 49 Pa. Code §  40.206 (relating to confidentiality—waived); and 49 Pa. Code §  40.207 (relating to noncompliance).

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