§ 47.54. Suspected death as a result of child abuse—mandated reporting requirement.

 A licensed social worker who has reasonable cause to suspect that a child died as a result of child abuse shall report that suspicion to the coroner of the county where death occurred or, in the case where the child is transported to another county for medical treatment, to the coroner of the county where the injuries were sustained.


   The provisions of this §  47.54 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).


   The provisions of this §  47.54 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); 49 Pa. Code §  47.56 (relating to confidentiality—waived); 49 Pa. Code §  47.57 (relating to noncompliance); and 49 Pa. Code §  47.79 (relating to mandatory reporting).

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