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§ 449.63. Definitions

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and SafetyEffective: July 5, 2012

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 1H. Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Centers Act
Effective: July 5, 2012
35 P.S. § 449.63
§ 449.63. 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:
“Basic services.” The term includes, but is not limited to, development, implementation and monitoring of a comprehensive plan of care, developed with the involvement of the parent or legal guardian, which specifies the medical, nursing, psychological and developmental therapies required by the medically dependent or technologically dependent child served as well as the caregiver training needs of the child's legal guardian.
“Child.” A person under 21 years of age.
“Department.” The Department of Health of the Commonwealth.
“Medical records.” Data from all episodes of care and treatment of the child which contains:
(1) sufficient information to identify the patient clearly, to justify the diagnosis and treatment and to document the results accurately; and
(2) notes by authorized pediatric extended care center staff or contract staff regarding the care and services delivered to the patient while under the care of the pediatric extended care center.
“Medically dependent or technologically dependent child.” A child who because of a medical condition requires continuous therapeutic interventions or skilled nursing supervision which must be prescribed by a licensed physician and administered by or under the direct supervision of a licensed registered nurse.
“Operator.” Any of the following that is responsible for the overall operation of a pediatric extended care center:
(1) An individual.
(2) A trust or an estate.
(3) A partnership.
(4) An association.
(5) A corporation.
(6) A political subdivision or an instrumentality of a political subdivision.
(7) An instrumentality of the Commonwealth.
“Owner.” An operator.
“Pediatric extended care center.” Any building or buildings, or other place, whether operated for-profit or not-for-profit, which undertakes through its ownership or management to provide basic nonresidential services to more than six medically dependent or technologically dependent children who are not related to the owner or operator by blood, marriage or adoption and who require such services. Prerequisites for admission are a prescription from the child's attending physician and consent of a parent or legal guardian.
“PECC.” A pediatric extended care center.
“Supportive services” or “contracted services.” The term includes, but is not limited to, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, pharmaceutical services, social work, developmental, child life and psychological services.


1999, Nov. 24, P.L. 884, No. 54, § 3, imd. effective. Amended 2012, July 5, P.L. 993, No. 111, § 1, imd. effective.
35 P.S. § 449.63, PA ST 35 P.S. § 449.63
Current through 2023 Regular Session Act 1. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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