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§ 10228.3. Benevolent gesture by health care provider, assisted living residence or ostensible ...

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and SafetyEffective: December 24, 2013

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 61. Benevolent Gesture Medical Professional Liability Act
Effective: December 24, 2013
35 P.S. § 10228.3
§ 10228.3. Benevolent gesture by health care provider, assisted living residence or ostensible agent
(a) Scope.--This section applies to any benevolent gesture made prior to the commencement of a medical professional liability action, administrative action, mediation or arbitration:
(1) by a health care provider or an officer, employee or agent of a health care provider to a patient or resident or the patient's or resident's relative or representative regarding the patient's or resident's discomfort, pain, suffering, injury or death, regardless of the cause, resulting from any treatment, consultation, care or service or omission of treatment, consultation, care or service provided by the health care provider, assisted living residence or its employees, agents or contractors; or
(2) by an assisted living residence or an officer, employee or agent of an assisted living residence to a patient or resident or the patient's or resident's relative or representative regarding the patient's or resident's discomfort, pain, suffering, injury or death, regardless of the cause, resulting from any treatment, consultation, care or service or omission of treatment, consultation, care or service provided by the health care provider, assisted living residence or its employees, agents or contractors.
(b) Admissibility.--
(1) Except as set forth in paragraph (2), any benevolent gesture described in subsection (a) shall be inadmissible as evidence of liability.
(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of this act relating to benevolent gestures, paragraph (1) shall not apply to a communication, including an excited utterance, which also includes a statement or statements of negligence or fault pertaining to an accident or event.
(c) Applicability.--This section shall apply to actions commenced after the effective date of this section.

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2013, Oct. 25, P.L. 665, No. 79, § 3, effective in 60 days [Dec. 24, 2013].
35 P.S. § 10228.3, PA ST 35 P.S. § 10228.3
Current through 2017 Regular Session Acts 1 to 43, 45 and 49
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