§ 47.57. Noncompliance.

 (a)  Disciplinary action. A licensed social worker who willfully fails to comply with the reporting requirements in § §  47.52—47.54 (relating to suspected child abuse—mandated reporting requirements; photographs, medical tests and X-rays of child subject to report; and suspected death as a result of child abuse—mandated reporting requirement) will be subject to disciplinary action under section 11 of the act (63 P. S. §  1911).

 (b)  Criminal penalties. Under 23 Pa.C.S. §  6319 (relating to penalties for failure to report), a licensed social worker who is required to report a case of suspected child abuse who willfully fails to do so commits a summary offense for the first violation and a misdemeanor of the third degree for a second or subsequent violation.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  47.57 issued under the Child Protective Services Law, 23 Pa.C.S. §  6383(b)(2); and section 6 of the Social Workers’ Practice Act (63 P. S. §  1906).

Source

   The provisions of this §  47.57 adopted November 8, 1996, effective November 9, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 5435.

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  47.51 (relating to definitions relating to child abuse reporting requirements); and 49 Pa. Code §  47.79 (relating to mandatory reporting).



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