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55 Pa. Code § 3490.34. Pending complaint file.

§ 3490.34. Pending complaint file.

 (a)  Upon receipt of a report of suspected child abuse ChildLine will enter the information specified in section 6336 of the CPSL (relating to information in Statewide Central Register) into the pending complaint file.

 (b)  Notwithstanding subsection (c), reports which are determined pending juvenile or criminal court action shall be maintained in the pending complaint file until the county agency notifies ChildLine of the final status.

 (c)  If within 60-calendar days from the date of the initial report of suspected child abuse a status determination has not been received at ChildLine, the report shall be considered unfounded. Prior to expunging the report, ChildLine shall verify with the county agency that the report was not completed within 60-calendar days.

 (d)  Unfounded reports shall be expunged at ChildLine within 120-calendar days after the date of the initial report to ChildLine.

 (e)  Reports which are unfounded awaiting expunction may not be released from the pending complaint file except to a subject of a report upon written request, employes of the Department under this subchapter and employes of the Office of Attorney General under section 6345 of the CPSL (relating to audits by Attorney General).


   The provisions of this §  3490.34 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).

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