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§ 10210.505. Confidentiality of and access to confidential reports

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. § 10210.505
§ 10210.505. Confidentiality of and access to confidential reports
A report under this chapter shall be made available in the following circumstances:
(1) Information may be disclosed to a court of competent jurisdiction under a court order.
(2) If an investigation by an agency or law enforcement results in a report of criminal conduct, law enforcement officials shall have access to relevant records maintained by the agency or the department.
(3) In arranging specific services to effect service plans, an agency may disclose to appropriate service providers information necessary to initiate the delivery of services.
(4) A subject of a report may receive, upon written request, information contained in the report except that prohibited from being disclosed under paragraph (5).
(5) Except for reports to law enforcement officials, the release of information that would identify the person who made a report under this chapter or who cooperated in a subsequent investigation is prohibited. Law enforcement officials shall treat all reporting sources as confidential information.
(6) When the department is involved in the hearing of an appeal by a subject of a report, the appropriate department staff shall be given access to information in the report record relevant to the appeal.
(7) For the purposes of monitoring agency performance, appropriate staff of the department may be given access to agency protective service records.


2010, Oct. 7, P.L. 484, No. 70, § 505, effective in 6 months [April 7, 2011].
35 P.S. § 10210.505, PA ST 35 P.S. § 10210.505
Current through 2023 Regular Session Act 7. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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