§ 47.56. Confidentiality—waived.

 To protect children from abuse, the reporting requirements of § §  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) take precedence over the provisions of any client confidentiality, ethical principle or professional standard that might otherwise apply.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  47.56 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 §  47.56 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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