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§ 6944.2. Definitions

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and SafetyEffective: August 11, 2017

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 37D. Stroke System of Care Act
Effective: August 11, 2017
35 P.S. § 6944.2
§ 6944.2. 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:
“Acute stroke-ready hospital.” A hospital which is designated as an acute stroke-ready hospital by the joint commission or a nongovernmental organization that has been authorized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to conduct hospital surveys to ensure compliance with the CMS Conditions of Participation.
“Comprehensive stroke center.” A facility which is designated as a comprehensive stroke center by the joint commission or a nongovernmental organization that has been authorized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to conduct hospital surveys to ensure compliance with the CMS Conditions of Participation.
“Department.” The Department of Health of the Commonwealth.
“Emergency medical services agency medical director.” As defined in 35 Pa.C.S. § 8103 (relating to definitions).
“Joint commission.” An independent national not-for-profit organization that develops and updates organizational standards and performance measures, conducts on-site evaluations and awards accreditation decisions to health care facilities, including hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies and ambulatory providers, that are accepted by the Federal Government for the compliance of conditions of participation for Medicare.
“Licensed acute care hospital.” Any hospital licensed by the department which is equipped and staffed for the treatment of medical or surgical conditions, or both, in the acute or chronic stages, on an inpatient basis of 24 or more hours.
“Primary stroke center.” A facility which is designated as a primary stroke center by the joint commission or a nongovernmental organization that has been authorized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to conduct hospital surveys to ensure compliance with the CMS Conditions of Participation.

Credits

2012, May 29, P.L. 549, No. 54, § 2, effective in 60 days [July 30, 2012]. Amended 2017, June 12, P.L. 9, No. 4, § 2, effective in 60 days [Aug. 11, 2017].
35 P.S. § 6944.2, PA ST 35 P.S. § 6944.2
Current through Act 11 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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