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55 Pa. Code § 3490.33. Files.

§ 3490.33. Files.

 ChildLine will establish and maintain the following files for reports of child abuse:

   (1)  A pending complaint file which contains reports of child abuse that are one of the following:

     (i)   Under investigation.

     (ii)   Pending juvenile or criminal court action.

   (2)  A Statewide Central Register which contains the following:

     (i)   Copies of founded and indicated reports of child abuse.

     (ii)   A subfile of the names of perpetrators of indicated and founded reports of child abuse if the individual’s Social Security Number or date of birth is known to the Department. The subfile shall be retained indefinitely.

   (3)  A statistical file which contains copies of reports of suspected, indicated and founded reports of child abuse after information which could directly or indirectly identify a subject of a report has been expunged.

   (4)  A file of unfounded reports awaiting expunction.


   The provisions of this §  3490.33 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 (211725).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3490.39 (relating to expunction from the Statewide Central Register).

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