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PRINTER'S NO. 1571
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
1448
Session of
2021
INTRODUCED BY SONNEY, CAUSER, CIRESI, FARRY, INNAMORATO,
ISAACSON, PICKETT AND RYAN, MAY 20, 2021
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND INDUSTRY, MAY 20, 2021
AN ACT
Amending the act of June 2, 1915 (P.L.736, No.338), entitled "An
act defining the liability of an employer to pay damages for
injuries received by an employe in the course of employment;
establishing an elective schedule of compensation; providing
procedure for the determination of liability and compensation
thereunder; and prescribing penalties," in additional
coverages, further providing for the definition of "employe."
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 601(a) of the act of June 2, 1915
(P.L.736, No.338), known as the Workers' Compensation Act, is
amended by adding a clause to read:
Section 601. (a) In addition to those persons included
within the definition of the word "employe" as defined in
section 104, "employe" shall also include:
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(2.1) a person who suffers injury or death as a direct
result of rendering emergency care, first aid or rescue at the
scene of an emergency and meets all of the following while
rendering the emergency care, first aid or rescue:
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(i) is a member of a volunteer ambulance corps;
(ii) is operating within the person's scope of practice; and
(iii) is not officially on duty as a member of a volunteer
ambulance corps;
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Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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