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§ 5556. Civil immunity for licensed doctors of veterinary medicine, technicians and assistants

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 18 Pa.C.S.A. Crimes and OffensesEffective: August 28, 2017

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 18 Pa.C.S.A. Crimes and Offenses (Refs & Annos)
Part II. Definition of Specific Offenses (Refs & Annos)
Article F. Offenses Against Public Order and Decency
Chapter 55. Riot, Disorderly Conduct and Related Offenses (Refs & Annos)
Subchapter B. Cruelty to Animals (Refs & Annos)
Effective: August 28, 2017
18 Pa.C.S.A. § 5556
§ 5556. Civil immunity for licensed doctors of veterinary medicine, technicians and assistants
(a) General rule.--A licensed doctor of veterinary medicine, certified veterinary technician or veterinary assistant who reports, in good faith and in the normal course of business, a suspected violation of this subchapter to the proper authority shall not be liable for civil damages as a result of reporting the incident.
(b) Nonapplicability.--Subsection (a) shall not apply to an act or omission intentionally designed to harm or to an act or omission that constitutes gross negligence or willful, wanton or reckless conduct.

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2017, June 28, P.L. 215, No. 10, § 4, effective in 60 days [Aug. 28, 2017].
18 Pa.C.S.A. § 5556, PA ST 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 5556
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 20. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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