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File #: 200306    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 5/1/2020 In control: Committee on Public Health and Human Services
On agenda: Final action: 6/25/2020
Title: Amending Chapter 9-4100 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces," by adding new definitions and requirements to ensure that certain health care employees are compensated for lost wages and medical expenses in the event they contract a communicable disease at work during a pandemic or epidemic event, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Oh
Indexes: PROMOTING HEALTHY FAMILIES AND WORKPLACES
Code sections: 9-4100 - PROMOTING HEALTHY FAMILIES AND WORKPLACES
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 20030601, As Amended.pdf, 2. CertifiedCopy20030601.pdf
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Amending Chapter 9-4100 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces," by adding new definitions and requirements to ensure that certain health care employees are compensated for lost wages and medical expenses in the event they contract a communicable disease at work during a pandemic or epidemic event, all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Title 9 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

TITLE 9. REGULATIONS OF BUSINESSES TRADES AND PROFESSIONS

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CHAPTER 9-4100. PROMOTING HEALTHY FAMILIES AND WORKPLACES

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? 9-4103. Definitions.

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(9) "Health care employee" means any person who has full-time or part-time employment within a healthcare organization, including but not limited to hospitals, nursing homes, and home healthcare providers.

[(9)](10) "Health care professional" means any person licensed under Federal or Pennsylvania law to provide medical or emergency services, including but not limited to doctors, nurses and emergency room personnel.

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[(12)](13) "Pool employee" means any health care professional, other than an employee of a temporary placement agency, who works only when he or she indicates that he or she is available for work and who has no obligation to work when he or she does not indicate availability.

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(19) "Epidemic" means an outbreak of disease that spreads quickly and affects many individuals at the same time.

(20) "Pandemic" means an outbreak of disease that occurs over a wide geographic area and affects an exceptionally high proportion of the population.

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? 9-4117 Compensating Pool Employees and Healthcare Employees During a Declared Pandemic or Epidemic Event

(1) The purpose of this section is to ensure that Pool Employees and Healthcare Employees as defined in ?9-4103 (9) and (13) are compensated for lost wages and medical expenses...

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