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The Board of Behavioral Sciences may deny, suspend or revoke the license of a licensed educational psychologist if he or she has been guilty of unprofessional conduct. Unprofessional conduct includes failure to comply with child abuse reporting requirements, and elder and adult dependent abuse reporting requirements.

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Personal information disclosed by students to school counselors is confidential, with the exception of psychotherapist referrals for treatment, reports of child abuse, disclosures to principals or parents to vouchsafe the health and safety of the student or the school community, provided that such disclosures do not imperil the health and safety of the student. In addition, counselors may disclose personal information to law enforcement authorities under court order. Maintaining confidentiality of the personal information is not grounds for civil or criminal actions.

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Any information of a personal nature disclosed by a student 12 years of age or older in the process of receiving counseling from a school counselor is confidential, except to report child abuse/neglect.

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State Department of Social Services shall investigate any threat to the health and safety of children placed by social services agency in an out-of-state group home. This authority shall include the authority to interview children or staff in private or review their file. Participants in multidisciplinary team responsible to obtain an assessment and placement recommendation for each child shall have knowledge or experience in the prevention, identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect cases, and shall be qualified to recommend services related to child abuse.

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Exemptions from Public Records Act disclosure include child abuse information exchanged by multidisciplinary personnel teams, reported to Department of Justice.

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Exemptions from Public Records Act disclosure include confidentiality of information regarding child abuse or elder or dependent persons abuse, public social services records, disclosure of information to law enforcement agencies regarding deceased applicant or recipient.

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Law enforcement officials shall report to the state attorney general daily reports of crimes including child abuse, together with a description of the nature of the crime and supplemental data, which may include health records.

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As mandated reporters, a medical or nonmedical practitioner with reasonable certainty to believe that the child under 14 has been subjected to child abuse (can be ascertained through medical reports) must make a report to a child protection agency

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"Mandated reporter" includes physician, surgeon, psychiatrist, psychologist, dentist, resident, intern, podiatrist, and others, for purposes of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act.

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A mandated reporter shall make a report to an agency specified in Penal Code 11165.9 whenever the mandated reporter has knowledge or observes a child reasonably suspected of being a victim of child abuse or neglect. The mandated reported shall make an immediate initial report, followed by a written report which may include any nonprivileged documentary evidence relating to the incident. Failure to report is a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in county jail, fine of one thousand dollars or both.

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