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55 Pa. Code § 3490.17. Notifying the child’s parents, guardians or other custodians.

§ 3490.17. Notifying the child’s parents, guardians or other custodians.

 If a person takes a child into protective custody, the person shall verbally notify the child’s parents, guardians or other custodians immediately and in writing within 24 hours, of the following:

   (1)  The child’s whereabouts unless prohibited by a court order.

   (2)  The reason for taking the child into protective custody.

   (3)  The telephone number of the local county agency.


   The provisions of this §  3490.17 adopted December 20, 1985, effective January 1, 1986, 15 Pa.B. 4547; amended July 2, 1999, effective July 3, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 3513. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (211722).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3490.57 (relating to protective custody); and 55 Pa. Code §  3490.233 (relating to protective custody).

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