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§ 877.5. Materials

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 11 P.S. ChildrenEffective: December 20, 2010

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 11 P.S. Children (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 15. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Education and Prevention Program Act
Effective: December 20, 2010
11 P.S. § 877.5
§ 877.5. Materials
(a) Educational and instructional materials.--The program shall include the distribution of readily understandable information and educational and instructional materials regarding SIDS and SUDI. The materials shall explain the risk factors associated with SIDS and SUDI and emphasize safe sleeping practices. The materials shall be provided to parents prior to discharge from a hospital or birth center or by a health care practitioner for births that take place in settings other than a hospital or birth center.
(b) Acknowledgment statement.--The acknowledgment statement shall be signed by a parent prior to discharge from a hospital or birth center or after births performed by a health care practitioner in settings other than a hospital or birth center. One copy of the acknowledgment statement shall be given to a parent, and one copy shall remain on file in the hospital or birth center. Copies of acknowledgment statements signed by parents in settings other than a hospital or birth center shall be kept on file by the health care practitioner performing the birth. The acknowledgment statement shall be set forth in a form to be prescribed by the department.
(c) Distribution of materials.--The information and educational and instructional materials described in subsection (a) shall be provided without cost by each hospital, birth center or health care practitioner to a parent of each newborn upon discharge from a hospital or birth center or after births that take place in settings other than a hospital or birth center.
(d) Liability.--A hospital, birthing center or health care practitioner shall not be civilly or criminally liable for the action or inaction of a parent with regard to a newborn's or infant's sleeping position pursuant to materials given to the parent relating to SIDS or SUDI.

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2010, Oct. 19, P.L. 513, No. 73, § 5, effective in 60 days [Dec. 20, 2010].
11 P.S. § 877.5, PA ST 11 P.S. § 877.5
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 29. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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