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§ 7242. Definitions

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and SafetyEffective: September 21, 2016

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 40C. Care Facility Carbon Monoxide Alarms Standards Act
Effective: September 21, 2016
35 P.S. § 7242
§ 7242. Definitions
The following words and phrases when used in this act shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
“Approved carbon monoxide alarm.” The term includes:
(1) A single or multiple station carbon monoxide alarm listed as complying with the Approved American National Standard for Single and Multiple Station Carbon Monoxide Alarms (ANSI/UL2034) or a carbon monoxide detector listed as complying with the Approved American National Standard for Gas and Vapor Detectors and Sensors (ANSI/UL2075) installed in accordance with this act.
(2) A device that may be combined with a smoke alarm or smoke detector if the combined smoke alarm or smoke detector meets the following:
(i) Complies with either of the following:
(A) the Approved American National Standard for Single and Multiple Station Carbon Monoxide Alarms (ANSI/UL2034) for carbon monoxide alarms and the Approved American National Standard for Single and Multiple Station Smoke Alarms (ANSI/UL217) for smoke alarms; or
(B) the Approved American National Standard for Gas and Vapor Detectors and Sensors (ANSI/UL2075) for carbon monoxide detectors and the Approved American National Standard for Safety for Smoke Detectors for Fire Alarm Systems (ANSI/UL268) for smoke detectors.
(ii) Emits an alarm in a manner that clearly differentiates between detecting the presence of carbon monoxide and the presence of smoke.
(3) A carbon monoxide detection system that includes carbon monoxide detectors and audible notification appliances that are installed and maintained in accordance with the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code (NFPA 72) and the Standard for the Installation of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detection and Warning Equipment (NFPA 720) and are in compliance with the Approved American National Standard for Gas and Vapor Detectors and Sensors (ANSI/UL2075).
“Care facility.” Any of the following:
(1) A long-term care nursing facility as defined in section 802.1 of the act of July 19, 1979 (P.L. 130, No. 48),1 known as the Health Care Facilities Act, that is licensed and regulated under the authority of the Department of Health.
(2) A personal care home as defined in section 1001 of the act of June 13, 1967 (P.L. 31, No. 21),2 known as the Human Services Code, that is licensed and regulated under the authority of the Department of Human Services.
(3) An assisted living residence as defined in section 1001 of the Human Services Code, that is licensed and regulated under the authority of the Department of Human Services.
“Fossil fuel.” Coal, kerosene, oil, wood, fuel gases and other petroleum or hydrocarbon products which emit carbon monoxide as a by-product of combustion.
“Installed.” A carbon monoxide alarm that is hardwired into electrical wiring, directly plugged into an electrical outlet without a switch, other than a circuit breaker or, if the alarm is battery powered, attached to the wall or ceiling of a care facility in accordance with the Standard for the Installation of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detection and Warning Equipment (NFPA 720).
“Licensing agencies.” The Department of Health and the Department of Human Services of the Commonwealth.

Credits

2016, June 23, P.L. 357, No. 48, § 2, effective in 90 days [Sept. 21, 2016].

Footnotes

35 P.S. § 448.802a.
62 P.S. § 1001.
35 P.S. § 7242, PA ST 35 P.S. § 7242
Current through 2023 Regular Session Act 1. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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