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55 Pa. Code § 3490.60. Services available through the county agency.

§ 3490.60. Services available through the county agency.

 In addition to those services required in Chapter 3130 (relating to administration of county children and youth social service programs) the county agency shall provide, arrange or otherwise make available the following services for the prevention and treatment of child abuse:

   (1)  Emergency medical services which include appropriate emergency medical care for examination, evaluation and treatment of children suspected of being abused.

   (2)  Self-help groups to encourage self-treatment of present and potential abusers.

   (3)  Multidisciplinary teams composed of professionals from a variety of disciplines who are consultants to the county agency in its case management responsibilities as required by Chapter 3130 who perform one of the following functions:

     (i)   Pool their knowledge and skills to assist the county agency in diagnosing child abuse.

     (ii)   Provide or recommend comprehensive coordinated treatment.

     (iii)   Periodically assess the relevance of the treatment and the progress of the family.

     (iv)   Participate in the State or local child fatality review team authorized under section 6340(a)(4) and 6343(b) of the CPSL (relating to release of information in confidential reports; and performance audit), convened by a professional, organization and the county agency for the purpose of investigating a child fatality or the development and promotion of strategies to prevent child fatality.


   The provisions of this §  3490.60 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 (211734).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3490.62 (relating to repeated child abuse); and 55 Pa. Code §  3490.235 (relating to services available through the county agency for children in need of general protective services).

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