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§ 10228.2. Definitions

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. § 10228.2
§ 10228.2. 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:
“Assisted living residence.” As defined in section 1001 of the act of June 13, 1967 (P.L. 31, No. 21),1 known as the Public Welfare Code.
“Benevolent gesture.” Any action, conduct, statement or gesture that conveys a sense of apology, condolence, explanation, compassion or commiseration emanating from humane impulses.
“Health care provider.” A primary health care center; a personal care home licensed by the Department of Public Welfare2 under the act of June 13, 1967 (P.L. 31, No. 21),3 known as the Public Welfare Code; a person, including a corporation, university or other educational institution licensed or approved by the Commonwealth to provide health care or professional medical services as a physician, certified nurse midwife, podiatrist, hospital, nursing home or birth center; or an officer, employee or agent of any of them acting in the course and scope of employment.
“Relative.” A patient's spouse, parent, stepparent, grandparent, child, stepchild, grandchild, brother, sister, half brother, half sister or spouse's parent or any person who has a family-type relationship with a patient.
“Representative.” Any legal guardian, attorney, agent designated to make medical decisions under a power of attorney over health care matters, health care representative who is authorized to make health care decisions for a principal under applicable law, surrogate designated in an advance directive for health care or person recognized in law or custom as a patient's agent.


2013, Oct. 25, P.L. 665, No. 79, § 2, effective in 60 days [Dec. 24, 2013].


62 P.S. § 1001.
Now Department of Human Services; see 62 P.S. § 103.
62 P.S. § 101 et seq.
35 P.S. § 10228.2, PA ST 35 P.S. § 10228.2
Current through 2018 Regular Session Acts 1 to 38 and 45
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