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49 Pa. Code § 48.54. Suspected death as a result of child abuse—mandated reporting requirement.

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

 A licensed marriage and family therapist 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 §  48.54 issued under section 6(2) of the Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors Act (63 P.S. §  1906(2)); and the Protective Services Law, 23 Pa.C.S. Chapter 63; 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.

Source

   The provisions of this §  48.54 adopted November 17, 2006, effective November 18, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 7022; amended March 18, 2022, effective March 19, 2022, 52 Pa.B. 1608. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (352861).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  48.55 (relating to immunity from liability); 49 Pa. Code §  48.56 (relating to confidentiality—waived); 49 Pa. Code §  48.57 (relating to noncompliance); and 49 Pa. Code §  48.79 (relating to mandatory reporting).



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