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§ 10031. Down's syndrome

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 50. General Provisions
down's Syndrome
35 P.S. § 10031
§ 10031. Down's syndrome
(a) On and after the effective date of this section, the term “mongolism” or “mongoloid” used as a synonym for the genetic disorder known as Down's syndrome shall not be utilized in any statute, local law, ordinance, charter or rule or regulation promulgated or any publication published by the Commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof, and the term, Down's syndrome, shall be used in place of “mongolism” or “mongoloid” when referring to such genetic disorder.
(b) Wherever the term “mongolism” or “mongoloid” appears in any such statute, local law, ordinance, charter or rule or regulation or publication enacted, promulgated or published prior to the effective date of this act such term shall be deemed to refer to the genetic disorder known as Down's syndrome.
(c) Whenever the term “mongolism” or “mongoloid” appears in any publication of the Commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof published prior to the effective date of this section which is to be republished on or after January 1, 1981 such republication shall be made only after such terms are deleted.

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1980, Oct. 10, P.L. 799, No. 149, § 1, effective in 60 days.
35 P.S. § 10031, PA ST 35 P.S. § 10031
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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