2010 Pennsylvania Code
Title 18 - CRIMES AND OFFENSES
Chapter 51 - Obstructing Governmental Operations
5112 - Obstructing emergency services.

     § 5112.  Obstructing emergency services.
        (a)  Offense defined.--A person commits a misdemeanor of the
     third degree if he knowingly impedes, obstructs or interferes
     with emergency services personnel providing emergency medical
     services to an injured victim or performing rescue or
     firefighting activities.
        (b)  Definitions.--As used in this section, the following
     words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them in this
     subsection:
        "Emergency medical services."  The services utilized in
     responding to the needs of an individual for immediate medical
     care in order to prevent loss of life or the aggravation of
     physiological or psychological illness or injury.
        "Emergency services personnel."  A person, including a
     trained volunteer or a member of the armed forces of the United
     States or the National Guard, whose official or assigned
     responsibilities include performing or directly supporting the
     performance of emergency medical or rescue services or
     firefighting.
        "Rescue."  The act of extricating persons from entrapment or
     dangerous situations which pose the imminent threat of death or
     serious bodily injury.
     (Dec. 21, 1998, P.L.1240, No.157, eff. 60 days)

        1998 Amendment.  Act 157 added section 5112.

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