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A Daily Look at Historic Legislation

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Historic Legislation Passed on March 20

 

1990

 

HB 1179: An Act amending the act of August 10, 1951 (P. L. 1189, No. 265), entitled, as amended, “An act regulating the appointment, promotion, suspension, reduction, removal and reinstatement of employees (except superintendents, assistant superintendents, inspectors, chief clerks and school guards) in bureaus of police in cities of the second class; and defining the powers and duties of civil service commissions in such cities for such purposes,” further providing for positions in the competitive class of the civil service, for examinations, for reinstatement of employees, for eligibility for promotion and appointment, for filling vacancies, for the composition of police trial boards, for removal, discharge and suspension, and for reductions in force.

 

Approved by Governor Robert P. Casey

 

For the full version of this piece of legislation click here.

 

 

2002

 

Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (Mcare) Act

HB 1802: An Act reforming the law on medical professional liability; providing for patient safety and reporting; establishing the Patient Safety Authority and the Patient Safety Trust Fund; abrogating regulations; providing for medical professional liability informed consent, damages, expert qualifications, limitations of actions and medical records; establishing the Interbranch Commission on Venue; providing for medical professional liability insurance; establishing the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Fund; providing for medical professional liability claims; establishing the Joint Underwriting Association; regulating medical professional liability insurance; providing for medical licensure regulation; providing for administration; imposing penalties; and making repeals.

 

Approved by Governor Mark Schweiker

 

For the full version of this piece of legislation click here.

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