2012 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes
Chapter 83 - Particular Rights and Immunities
Section 8334 - Civil immunity in mass immunization projects

§ 8334.  Civil immunity in mass immunization projects.

(a)  General rule.--Any physician who does not receive remuneration for his services in a mass immunization project approved in writing by the Department of Health or its designee under the provisions of the act of September 19, 1974 (P.L.644, No.210), and any registered nurse, or practical nurse licensed to practice in this Commonwealth who shall participate in such project and any State, county or local medical society, medical or health facility, agency or clinic approved by the department shall not be liable, except for gross negligence, to any person for illness, reaction, or adverse effect arising from or out of the use of any drug or vaccine in such project by such physician or such nurse. Neither the department nor its designee shall approve any such project unless the department or its designee finds that the project conforms to good medical and public health practice.

(b)  Exception.--This section shall not exempt any drug manufacturer from any liability for any drug or vaccine used in such project.

(Apr. 28, 1978, P.L.202, No.53, eff. 60 days)


References in Text.  The act of September 19, 1974 (P.L.644, No.210), referred to in subsection (a), was repealed by the act of April 28, 1978 (P.L.202, No.53), known as the Judiciary Act Repealer Act.

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