2011 California Code
Civil Code
DIVISION 4. GENERAL PROVISIONS [3274 - 9566]
TITLE 6. INTERFERENCE WITH ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE
Section 3427


CA Civ Code § 3427 (through 2012 Leg Sess) What's This?

As used in this title:

(a) Aggrieved means and refers to any of the following persons or entities:

(1) A person physically present at a health care facility when a commercial blockade occurs whose access is obstructed or impeded.

(2) A person physically present at a health care facility when a commercial blockade occurs whose health care is disrupted.

(3) A health care facility where a commercial blockade occurs, its employees, contractors, or volunteers.

(4) The owner of a health care facility where a commercial blockade occurs or of the building or property upon which the health care facility is located.

(b) Commercial blockade means acts constituting the tort of commercial blockade, as defined in Section 3427.1.

(c) Disrupting the normal functioning of a health care facility means intentionally rendering or attempting to render a health care facility temporarily or permanently unavailable or unusable by a licensed health practitioner, the facility s staff, or patients. Disrupting the normal functioning of a health care facility does not include acts of the owner of the facility, an agent acting on behalf of the owner, or officers or employees of a governmental entity acting to protect the public health or safety.

(d) Health care facility means a facility that provides health care services directly to patients, including, but not limited to, a hospital, clinic, licensed health practitioner s office, health maintenance organization, diagnostic or treatment center, neuropsychiatric or mental health facility, hospice, or nursing home.

(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1193, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1995.)

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