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§ 361. Smoking prohibition; penalty

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and Safety

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 1. Hospitals (Refs & Annos)
Smoking in Hospitals
35 P.S. § 361
§ 361. Smoking prohibition; penalty
(a) No person shall smoke tobacco or any other substance in a hospital patient care area nor in a patient room designated as a non-smoking room by the hospital administrator. No person shall smoke in a public area of a hospital designated by the hospital administrator as a non-smoking area. No person other than a patient, shall smoke in a patient room designated by the hospital administrator as a smoking room.
(b) At admission to a hospital, a patient may choose a patient room designated by the hospital administrator as a smoking or non-smoking room. If after reasonable efforts, the hospital administrator is unable to comply with the patient's choice, the administrator may place the patient in any room.
(c) Any person violating the provisions of subsection (a) shall upon conviction thereof in a summary proceeding be sentenced to pay a fine of $10 and costs of prosecution.
(d) As used in this section, the term “hospital” means a facility licensed or approved as a hospital by the Department of Health.

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1977, Dec. 1, P.L. 236, No. 75, § 1, effective in 60 days.
35 P.S. § 361, PA ST 35 P.S. § 361
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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