SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIM EMERGENCY SERVICES
§ 117.51. Scope.
Except as otherwise provided by § § 117.57 and 117.58 (relating to religious and moral exemptions; and exemption for hospitals providing limited emergency services), a hospital shall provide sexual assault emergency services to a sexual assault victim in accordance with this section and § § 117.52117.58 (relating to sexual assault victim emergency services).
(1) A hospital that does not provide emergency contraception under the exemption in § 117.57 shall comply with the notification and transport provisions of that section.
(2) A hospital that provides the most limited range of services and elects to refer all emergency patients after institution of essential life-saving measures in accordance with § 117.13(3) (relating to scope of services), and elects not to provide any sexual assault emergency services under § 117.58, shall comply with the notification and transfer provisions of that section.
The provisions of this § 117.51 adopted under sections 102, 201(12), 801.1 and 803(2) of the Health Care Facilities Act (35 P. S. § § 448.102, 448.201(12), 448.801a and 448.803(2)); and under section 2102(a) and (g) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. § 532(a) and (g)).
The provisions of this § 117.51 adopted January 25, 2008, effective January 26, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 573.
This section cited in 28 Pa. Code § 117.58 (relating to exemption for hospitals providing limited emergency services).
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