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Criminal Penalties for Attempted Exposure to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) by Prison Inmates- Pennsylvania Statutes A person is guilty of this offense if he intentionally or knowingly causes another to come into contact with blood, seminal fluid, saliva, urine or feces by throwing, tossing, spitting or expelling such fluid or material when, at the time of the offense, the person knew, had reason to know, should have known or believed such fluid or material to have been obtained from an individual, including the person charged under this section, infected by a communicable disease, including, but not limited to, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or hepatitis B.  
Hepatitis Bill May Be Costly For City More than a year after Philadelphia firefighters uncovered a hepatitis C crisis in their midst, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is on the verge of proposing relief in a way that could have costly, long-term consequences for the city.


HEPATITIS C and the fire service: assessing the risk The news that Philadelphia (PA) Fire Depart-ment (PFD) firefighters screened for hepatitis C (HCV) in 1999 had an infection rate almost three times the average for the U.S. population vividly reminded the fire service that complacency in the health and safety arena can be as deadly as complacency on the fireground. The revelation moved fire departments to look more closely at their infection-control policies and means for protecting their members against infectious diseases and supporting those who already have become infected.  
"Judge Upholds Ruling That Hepatitis Is a Work-Related Injury" Philadelphia must increase its funding for firefighters and paramedics who contract the hepatitis C virus (Hepatitis C Virus) while working,


Pennsylvania Bill Extends Workers' Compensation Coverage to Hepatitis C Pennsylvania Gov. Schweiker Signs Bill Extending Workers' Comp To Emergency-Service Responders with Hepatitis C PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 20 -- Pennsylvania Gov. Mark Schweiker today signed into law legislation that provides Pennsylvania's emergency- service responders with workers' compensation benefits if they contract Hepatitis C.


Philadelphia Settles Lawsuit Over Alleged Discrimination Against HIV-Positive Man by EMTs The city of Philadelphia on Monday settled a civil-rights lawsuit over alleged discrimination against an HIV-positive man who said that city emergency medical technicians provided inappropriate care after they leaned his HIV status  

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