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28 Pa. Code § 117.51. Scope.


§ 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 § §  117.52—117.58 (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.

Cross References

   This section cited in 28 Pa. Code §  117.58 (relating to exemption for hospitals providing limited emergency services).

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