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49 Pa. Code § 47.53. Photographs of child subject to report.

§ 47.53. Photographs of child subject to report.

 A licensed bachelor social worker, licensed social worker or licensed clinical social worker may take or cause to be taken photographs of the child who is subject to a report. Summaries or reports of the photographs 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 §  47.52(c)(1)(ii) (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 may obtain them or duplicates of them upon request. Summaries or reports of the photographs shall be made available to law enforcement officials in the course of investigating cases under 23 Pa.C.S. §  6490(a)(9) or (10) (relating to release of information in confidential reports).


   The provisions of this §  47.53 issued under the Child Protective Services Law, 23 Pa.C.S. §  6383(b)(2); and section 6 of the Social Workers’ Practice Act (63 P.S. §  1906); amended under section 6(2) of the Social Workers, Marriage Family Therapists and Professional Counselors Act (63 P.S. §  1906(2)); and 23 Pa.C.S. § §  6301—6388.


   The provisions of this §  47.53 adopted November 8, 1996, effective November 9, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 5435; amended March 18, 2022, effective March 19, 2022, 52 Pa.B. 1608. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (352840) to (352841).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  47.51 (relating to definitions relating to child abuse reporting requirements); 49 Pa. Code §  47.55 (relating to immunity from liability); 49 Pa. Code §  47.56 (relating to confidentiality—waived); 49 Pa. Code §  47.57 (relating to noncompliance); and 49 Pa. Code §  47.79 (relating to mandatory reporting).

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