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§ 449.51. Prescription of medication for family members

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and SafetyEffective: July 2, 2014

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 1G. Volunteer Health Services Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 2, 2014
35 P.S. § 449.51
§ 449.51. Prescription of medication for family members
(a) General rule.--A holder of a volunteer license who was able to prescribe medication pursuant to the laws of this Commonwealth while a licensee may prescribe medication to any member of his family notwithstanding the family member's ability to pay for that member's own care or whether that member is being treated at an approved clinic.
(b) Liability.--The liability provisions of section 7(a) shall apply to a holder of a volunteer license who prescribes medication to a family member pursuant to this section, whether or not the provisions of section 7(b) have been followed.
(c) Construction.--Nothing in this section shall be construed to allow a volunteer license holder to prescribe medication of a type or in a manner prohibited by the laws of this Commonwealth or to practice outside his scope of practice.
(d) Definition.--As used in this section, the term “family member” means a volunteer license holder's spouse, child, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, mother, father, sibling, mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, niece, nephew or cousin.

Credits

1996, Dec. 4, P.L. 893, No. 141, § 10.1, added 2000, Oct. 18, P.L. 599, No. 76, § 1, effective in 60 days. Amended 2014, July 2, P.L. 820, No. 86, § 5, imd. effective.
35 P.S. § 449.51, PA ST 35 P.S. § 449.51
Current through the end of the 2023 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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