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§ 5013. Definitions

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and SafetyEffective: August 10, 2020

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 24A. Keystone Mothers' Milk Bank Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: August 10, 2020
35 P.S. § 5013
§ 5013. 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:
“Batch.” A limited quantity or grouping of donor milk sharing a common characteristic as further defined by the department.
“Birth center.” A birth center 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.
“Collection.” The obtaining of donor milk from medically screened donors by a milk bank licensed in this Commonwealth.
“Committee.” The medical advisory committee established by a milk bank in accordance with section 5(a)(6).2
“Department.” The Department of Health of the Commonwealth.
“Dispensary.” A center that has an agreement with a milk bank for the distribution of milk from the milk bank by prescription.
“Distribution.” The delivery of medically ordered or prescribed donor milk to a licensed acute care hospital, birth center, lactation center, pharmacy, dispensary, medically approved outpatient facility or directly to an outpatient by a milk bank licensed in this Commonwealth.
“Donor.” Subject to the provisions of section 10,3 a lactating woman with an excess supply of human milk who:
(1) voluntarily contributes milk to a milk bank after being medically screened and approved for milk donation; and
(2) receives no remuneration for the donation of milk.
“Donor milk.” Human milk derived from a donor that is donated to a milk bank and processed for distribution.
“Hospital.” A hospital as defined in section 802.1 of the Health Care Facilities Act.
“Lactation center.” A center whose sole or main purpose is to provide support for and education about breastfeeding.
“License.” A license issued by the department under this act.
“Licensee.” A milk bank that holds a valid license under this act.
“Medically screened.” The process of or relating to the process of evaluating prospective donors by a milk bank to determine the acceptability of the donor milk based on the donor's past medical history, medication use, current state of health and indicated laboratory studies through a process as approved by the department.
“Milk bank.” An entity that collects donor milk from medically screened human donors and distributes the donor milk to medically fragile children other than the donor's own child based on a health care provider's order or prescription, using storage, processing and shipping methods required by the department.
“Person.” An individual, partnership, association, corporation, institution, agency or other similar entity.
“Processing.” The standards and techniques approved by the department for inactivating pathogens in donor milk and ensuring the safety of donor milk.
“Professional association.” A professional association that establishes and requires member compliance with satisfactory guidelines for the operation of human milk banks as designated by the department.
“Professional association guidelines.” Guidelines issued by a professional association that govern the operation of milk banks belonging to the professional association.
“Satellite milk depot.” A collection site affiliated with a milk bank where a donor may drop off donor milk and that may be known as a transfer station.
“Secretary.” The Secretary of Health of the Commonwealth.
“Storage.” The method of holding and freezing donor milk approved by the department in connection with the donor milk's collection or processing prior to the distribution.


2020, Feb. 12, P.L. 13, No. 7, § 3, effective in 180 days [Aug. 10, 2020].


35 P.S. § 448.802a.
35 P.S. § 5015.
35 P.S. § 5020.
35 P.S. § 5013, PA ST 35 P.S. § 5013
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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