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§ 10210.503. Investigation

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and SafetyEffective: April 7, 2011

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 57. Adult Protective Services Act (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 5. Reporting Suspected Abuse by Employees (Refs & Annos)
Effective: April 7, 2011
35 P.S. § 10210.503
§ 10210.503. Investigation
(a) Law enforcement officials.--Upon receipt of a report under section 501(b),1 law enforcement officials shall conduct an investigation to determine what criminal charges, if any, will be filed.
(b) Notification.--If law enforcement officials have reasonable cause to suspect that a recipient has suffered sexual abuse, serious injury, serious bodily injury or a suspicious death, law enforcement officials shall notify the agency, unless such notification would jeopardize the investigation or subject the recipient to further risk.
(c) Cooperation.--To the fullest extent possible, law enforcement officials, facilities and agencies shall coordinate their respective investigations and advise each other and provide any applicable additional information on an ongoing basis.
(d) Further notification.--
(1) Law enforcement officials shall notify an agency and facility of a decision regarding criminal charges.
(2) Upon being notified by law enforcement, the agency shall notify the department and both shall keep a record of any decision regarding criminal charges.
(e) Compliance with Chapter 3.--In addition to the provisions of this section, the agency shall comply with the provisions of Chapter 3.


2010, Oct. 7, P.L. 484, No. 70, § 503, effective in 6 months [April 7, 2011].


35 P.S. § 10210.501.
35 P.S. § 10210.503, PA ST 35 P.S. § 10210.503
Current through 2023 Regular Session Act 7. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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