PRINTER'S NO. 341
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
351
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY J. WARD, BREWSTER AND COSTA, MARCH 4, 2019
REFERRED TO JUDICIARY, MARCH 4, 2019
AN ACT
Amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes, in assault, further providing for the
offense of aggravated assault.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 2702(d) of Title 18 of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes is amended and subsection (c) is amended
by adding a paragraph to read:
ยง 2702. Aggravated assault.
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(c) Officers, employees, etc., enumerated.--The officers,
agents, employees and other persons referred to in subsection
(a) shall be as follows:
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(39) A health care practitioner or technician.
(d) Definitions.--As used in this section, the following
words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them in this
subsection:
"Electric or electronic incapacitation device." A portable
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device which is designed or intended by the manufacturer to be
used, offensively or defensively, to temporarily immobilize or
incapacitate persons by means of electric pulse or current,
including devices operated by means of carbon dioxide
propellant. The term does not include cattle prods, electric
fences or other electric devices when used in agricultural,
animal husbandry or food production activities.
"Emergency medical services personnel." The term includes,
but is not limited to, doctors, residents, interns, registered
nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurse aides, ambulance
attendants and operators, paramedics, emergency medical
technicians and members of a hospital security force while
working within the scope of their employment.
"Health care practitioner." As defined in section 103 of the
act of July 19, 1979 (P.L.130, No.48), known as the Health Care
Facilities Act.
"Technician." As defined in section 2 of the act of December
20, 1985 (P.L.457, No.112), known as the Medical Practice Act of
1985.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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