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§ 630.13. Hepatitis C screening

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and SafetyEffective: September 19, 2016

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 3A-1. Hepatitis C Screening Act
Effective: September 19, 2016
35 P.S. § 630.13
§ 630.13. Hepatitis C screening
(a) Requirement.--Each individual born between the years of 1945 and 1965 who receives health services as an inpatient in a hospital or who receives primary care services in an outpatient department of a hospital, health care facility or physician's office shall be offered a hepatitis C screening test or hepatitis C diagnostic test unless the health care practitioner providing the services reasonably believes at least one of the following:
(1) The individual is being treated for a life-threatening emergency.
(2) The individual has previously been offered or has been the subject of a hepatitis C screening test.
(3) The individual lacks capacity to consent to a hepatitis C screening test.
(b) Follow-up health care.--If an individual accepts the offer of a hepatitis C screening test and the screening test is reactive, the health care provider shall either offer the individual follow-up health care or refer the individual to a health care provider who can provide follow-up health care. The follow-up health care shall include a hepatitis C diagnostic test.

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2016, July 20, P.L. 787, No. 87, § 3, effective in 60 days [Sept. 19, 2016].
35 P.S. § 630.13, PA ST 35 P.S. § 630.13
Current through the end of the 2023 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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