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55 Pa. Code § 3490.94. Release of the identity of a person who made a report of child abuse or cooperated in a subsequent investigation.

§ 3490.94. Release of the identity of a person who made a report of child abuse or cooperated in a subsequent investigation.

 (a)  Except for the release of the identity of the persons who made a report of suspected child abuse or cooperated in the investigation under §  3490.91(a)(9) and (10) and 3490.92(a)(3) (relating to persons to whom child abuse information shall be made available; and requests by and referrals to law enforcement officials), the release of data that would identify the person who made a report of suspected child abuse or person who cooperated in a subsequent investigation is prohibited, unless the Secretary finds that the release will not be detrimental to the safety of the person.

 (b)  Prior to releasing information under subsection (a) to anyone other than a law enforcement official under subsection (a), the Secretary will notify the person whose identity would be released that the person has 30-calendar days to advise the Secretary why this anticipated release would be detrimental to the person’s safety.

Source

   The provisions of this §  3490.94 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 pages (229422) to (229423).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3490.104 (relating to release of information to a subject of a report); 55 Pa. Code §  3490.193 (relating to other provisions); and 55 Pa. Code §  3800.20 (relating to confidentiality of records).



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