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55 Pa. Code § 5200.24. Criminal history and child abuse certification.

§ 5200.24. Criminal history and child abuse certification.

 (a)  A psychiatric outpatient clinic shall have documentation of the completed criminal history background check for staff, including volunteers that will have direct contact with an individual.

 (b)  A psychiatric outpatient clinic that serves children shall have documentation of the completed criminal history and child abuse certifications, and mandated reporter training in accordance with 23 Pa.C.S. § §  6301—6386 (relating to the Child Protective Services Law) and Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services) for all staff, including volunteers that will have direct contact with children.

 (c)  A psychiatric outpatient clinic shall develop and implement written policies and procedures regarding personnel decisions based on the criminal history and child abuse certification, including volunteers.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  5200.24 adopted under section 1021 of the Human Services Code (62 P.S. §  1021); sections 105 and 112 of the Mental Health Procedures Act (50 P.S. § §  7105 and 7112); and section 201(2) of the Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Act of 1966 (50 P.S. §  4201(2)).

Source

   The provisions of this §  5200.24 adopted October 11, 2019, effective October 12, 2019, 49 Pa.B. 5943.



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