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49 Pa. Code § 42.44. Suspected death as a result of child abuse—mandated reporting requirement.

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

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


   The provisions of this §  42.44 issued under the Child Protective Services Law, 23 Pa.C.S. §  6383(b)(2); and section 5 of the Occupational Therapists Practice Act (63 P. S. §  1505); amended under sections 5(b) and 6(a)(2) of the Occupational Therapy Practice Act (63 P. S. § §  1505(b) and 1506(a)(2)).


   The provisions of this §  42.44 adopted November 8, 1996, effective November 9, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 5425; amended December 7, 2001, effective December 8, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 6663. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (223113) to (223114).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  42.41 (relating to definitions relating to child abuse reporting requirements); 49 Pa. Code §  42.46 (relating to confidentiality—waived); and 49 Pa. Code §  42.47 (relating to noncompliance).

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