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Immunity from liability - 23 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 6318

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     § 6318.  Immunity from liability.
        (a)  General rule.--A person, hospital, institution, school,
     facility, agency or agency employee that participates in good
     faith in the making of a report, whether required or not,
     cooperating with an investigation, testifying in a proceeding
     arising out of an instance of suspected child abuse, the taking
     of photographs or the removal or keeping of a child pursuant to
     section 6315 (relating to taking child into protective custody),
     and any official or employee of a county agency who refers a
     report of suspected abuse to law enforcement authorities or
     provides services under this chapter, shall have immunity from
     civil and criminal liability that might otherwise result by
     reason of those actions.
        (b)  Presumption of good faith.--For the purpose of any civil
     or criminal proceeding, the good faith of a person required to
     report pursuant to section 6311 (relating to persons required to
     report suspected child abuse) and of any person required to make
     a referral to law enforcement officers under this chapter shall
     be presumed.
     (Dec. 16, 1994, P.L.1292, No.151, eff. July 1, 1995; Nov. 29,
     2006, P.L.1581, No.179, eff. 60 days)

        2006 Amendment.  Act 179 amended subsec. (a).
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