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§ 447.2. Definitions

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and SafetyEffective: April 20, 2017

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 1B. Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: April 20, 2017
35 P.S. § 447.2
§ 447.2. 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:
“After-care assistance.” Any assistance provided by a lay caregiver to a patient following the patient's discharge from a hospital and that is related to the patient's condition at the time of discharge, including, but not limited to, assisting with basic activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living and any other tasks as determined to be appropriate by the discharging physician or other health care professional licensed pursuant to 28 Pa. Code Ch. 105 (relating to admission and discharge).
“Discharge.” A patient's exit or release from a hospital to the patient's residence following medical care or treatment rendered to the patient following an inpatient admission.
Entry.” A patient's admission into a hospital for the purposes of receiving inpatient medical care.
“Hospital.” A general acute care hospital as defined and licensed under Title 28 of the Pennsylvania Code (relating to health and safety).
“Lay caregiver.” An individual with a significant relationship to a patient and who:
(1) is designated and accepts the role as a lay caregiver by the patient pursuant to this act; and
(2) provides after-care assistance to the patient living in the patient's residence.
“Residence.” The dwelling that a patient considers to be the patient's home. The term includes the residence of a patient's designated lay caregiver. The term shall not include a rehabilitation facility, hospital, nursing home, personal care home, assisted living facility or group home licensed by the Department of Health.


2016, April 20, P.L. 152, No. 20, § 2, effective in 12 months [April 20, 2017].
35 P.S. § 447.2, PA ST 35 P.S. § 447.2
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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