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§ 10282. Definitions

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and SafetyEffective: August 30, 2021

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 70. Access to Congregate Care Facilities Act
Effective: August 30, 2021
35 P.S. § 10282
§ 10282. 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:
“Congregate care facility.” A facility licensed by the department or the Department of Human Services, including, but not limited to, a long-term care nursing facility, a skilled nursing facility, an assisted living facility, a personal care home, an independent long-term care facility or an intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
“Declaration of disaster emergency.” A disaster emergency declared by the Governor under 35 Pa.C.S. § 7301(c) (relating to general authority of Governor).
“Department.” The Department of Health of the Commonwealth.
“Essential caregiver.” An individual, whether a family member or friend of a resident of a congregate care facility, who is designated by the resident or appointed by an individual with decision-making authority for the resident to provide physical or emotional support to the resident during a declaration of disaster emergency.


2021, July 1, P.L. 355, No. 67, § 2, effective in 60 days [Aug. 30, 2021].
35 P.S. § 10282, PA ST 35 P.S. § 10282
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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