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28 Pa. Code § 117.53. Emergency contraception.

§ 117.53. Emergency contraception.

 A hospital shall provide the following services to a female sexual assault victim in addition to the minimum requirements set forth in §  117.52 (relating to minimum requirements for sexual assault emergency services):

   (1)  Provide the victim with written informational materials regarding emergency contraception prepared under §  117.55 (relating to emergency contraception informational materials).

   (2)  Objectively and orally inform the victim of the availability of emergency contraception, its use, risks and efficacy.

   (3)  Offer emergency contraception to the victim and provide emergency contraception onsite upon the victim’s request, unless medically contraindicated or unless the hospital claims an exemption in accordance with §  117.57 (relating to religious and moral exemptions).


   The provisions of this §  117.53 amended 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 §  117.53 adopted January 25, 2008, effective January 26, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 573.

Cross References

   This section cited in 28 Pa. Code §  117.51 (relating to scope); 28 Pa. Code §  117.52 (relating to minimum requirements for sexual assault emergency services) 28 Pa. Code §  117.57 (relating to religious and moral exemptions); and 28 Pa. Code §  117.58 (relating to hospitals providing limited emergency services).

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