(c) If, after providing health care services to a child, two or more health professionals discover or suspect that the child has been or is being abused or neglected, health professionals may designate one of the health professionals to report the abuse or neglect. A single report drawn up under this Section shall comply with the reporting obligations of Section A(1) of this Section. (2) The Public Children`s Fund shall make such recommendations to the district attorney or the city law director as it deems necessary to protect the children brought to its attention. (e) place the child in a locked room without staff supervision. unexplained, chronic or repeated bruising Pay particular attention to bruising: o on the face, neck, upper arms, buttocks, thighs or lower back o in unusual patterns or shapes suggestive of the use of an instrument (loop, eyelashes, linear, circular or rectangular markings) o in an infant o as bite or pinch marks o in groups o at various stages of healing unexplained burns in particular on: o Cigarette burns. This type of burn is circular and is often found on the child`s palms, soles of the feet, genitals or abdomen. o Immersion burns. These burns usually produce sharp dividing lines and appear on the buttocks, genital area or extremities. On the hands and feet, burns can create a “glove” or “stocking” effect; On the buttocks, immersion burns are often “donut-shaped”. o Burns of ropes o Burns in the form of utensils or ordinary household appliances.
(c) Despite section 4731.22 of the Revised Act, physician-patient privilege shall not be a ground for excluding proof of child injury, abuse or neglect or the cause of the injury, abuse or neglect in any legal proceeding resulting from a report submitted under this section. (2) A memorandum of understanding shall establish the normal working procedure to be followed by all public servants involved in the performance of their respective duties under this section and section (C) of section (C) of section 2919.21, clause (B)(1) of section 2919.22, clause (B) of section 2919.23 and section 2919.24 of the revised Act, and shall have as two of its principal objectives the elimination of all unnecessary questioning of children, which shall be the subject of reports prepared in accordance with section (A) or (B) of this section and, to the extent possible, provide only for the examination of a child who is the subject of a report under section (A) or (B) of this section. Failure by the officials concerned to comply with the procedure set out in the memorandum does not result in the rejection of accusations or complaints arising from a reported case of abuse or neglect, or the suppression of evidence obtained as a result of reported abuse or neglect of a child. and shall not be construed as conferring on any person any rights or grounds for appeal or remedy after conviction. (c) Use of restraint procedures on a child that causes injury or pain. Section 2919.22 prohibits a parent or guardian from creating a significant risk to the health or safety of their child by contravening a duty of care, protection or assistance*. Behaviours that may pose such a risk include child abuse, physical discipline, or encouraging or coercing a child to engage in child pornography. Except as otherwise provided in this section or section 5120.173 of the Revised Code, the person making the report shall submit it to the Public Children`s Fund or to a peace commissioner in the district where the child resides or where the abuse or neglect occurred or occurred. If the person making the report is a peace commissioner, the officer must report the report to the public child support agency in the district where the child resides or where the abuse or neglect occurred or occurred.