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55 Pa. Code § 1127.2. Definitions.

§ 1127.2. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   All-inclusive fee—A rate of payment that covers services ordinarily furnished to a patient under the auspices of a birth center.

   Birth center—A freestanding facility not physically part of a hospital, which provides comprehensive obstetrical care to women expected to experience a normal pregnancy, delivery and post-partum period.

   Obstetrical care—edical attention and supervision provided during pregnancy, labor and the post-partum period. The care shall be comprehensive, covering all services included under the birth center’s written policies.


   The provisions of this §  1127.2 adopted January 16, 1987, effective retroactively to July 1, 1986, 17 Pa.B. 267.

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