2010 Pennsylvania Code
Title 42 - JUDICIARY AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURE
Chapter 59 - Depositions and Witnesses
5945 - Confidential communications to school personnel.
§ 5945. Confidential communications to school personnel. (a) General rule.--No guidance counselor, school nurse, school psychologist, or home and school visitor in the public schools or in private or parochial schools or other educational institutions providing elementary or secondary education, including any clerical worker of such schools and institutions, who, while in the course of his professional or clerical duties for a guidance counselor, home and school visitor, school nurse or school psychologist, has acquired information from a student in confidence shall be compelled or allowed: (1) without the consent of the student, if the student is 18 years of age or over; or (2) without the consent of his parent or guardian, if the student is under the age of 18 years; to disclose such information in any legal proceeding, trial, or investigation before any government unit. (b) Exemption.--Notwithstanding subsection (a), no such person shall be excused or prevented from complying with 23 Pa.C.S. Ch. 63 (relating to child protective services). (Dec. 19, 1990, P.L.1240, No.206, eff. 90 days) Cross References. Section 5945 is referred to in sections 4415, 4436 of this title sections 566, 586 of Title 2 (Administrative Law and Procedure).
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