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231 Pa. Code Rule 1951. Definitions.

Rule 1951. Definitions.

 As used in this chapter:

   the Act—Act of Mar. 21, 2014, P. L. 365, No. 25 relating to the protection of victims of sexual violence or intimidation, 42 Pa.C.S. § §  62A01—62A20.

   action—a proceeding for protection from sexual violence or intimidation as defined in §  62A03 of the Act.

   court—the court of common pleas.

   emergency order—an order entered by a hearing officer, who is a person satisfying the definition set forth in 42 Pa.C.S. §  62A03.

   fees—any fees or costs, including but not limited to the filing, issuance, registration, service or appeal of a protection action under the Act, including any foreign protection order.

   temporary order or temporary protection order—an ex parte order entered by the court pursuant to 42 Pa.C.S. §  62A06(b).

   plaintiff—an individual who applies for a protection order, either for the benefit of that individual or on behalf of another individual.

   protection order or order—an order issued under the Act.

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