§ 41.76. Noncompliance.

 (a)  Disciplinary action. A psychologist who willfully fails to comply with the reporting requirements in § §  41.71—41.73 (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 8(a) of the act (63 P. S. §  1208(a)).

 (b)  Criminal penalties. Under 23 Pa.C.S. §  6319 (relating to penalties for failure to report), a psychologist 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 §  41.76 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 §  41.76 adopted November 8, 1996, effective November 9, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 5420.




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