§ 41.74. Immunity from liability.

 Under 23 Pa.C.S. §  6318 (relating to immunity from liability), a psychologist who participates in good faith in the making of a report, cooperating with an investigation, testifying in a proceeding arising out of an instance of suspected child abuse or the taking of photographs shall have immunity from civil and criminal liability that might result by reason of the psychologist’s actions. For the purpose of any civil or criminal proceeding, the good faith of the psychologist shall be presumed. The Board will uphold the same good faith presumption in any disciplinary proceeding that might result by reason of a psychologist’s actions in participating in good faith in the making of a report, cooperating with an investigation, testifying in a proceeding arising out of an instance of suspected child abuse or the taking of photographs.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  41.74 issued under the Child Protective Services Law, 23 Pa.C.S. §  6383(b)(2); and section 3.2(2) of the Professional Psychologists Practice Act (63 P. S. §  1203.2(2)).

Source

   The provisions of this §  41.74 adopted November 8, 1996, effective November 9, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 5420.



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