The following words and phrases when used in this act shall have the meanings given
to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
“Committee.” The Maternal Mortality Review Committee.
“Department.” The Department of Health of the Commonwealth.
“Maternal death.”The death of a woman during pregnancy or within one year after the pregnancy has ended
through childbirth, stillbirth or other means. Maternal deaths may be pregnancy related or pregnancy associated.
“Pregnancy-associated death.”The death of a woman while pregnant or within one year of delivery or end of pregnancy
from any cause unrelated to the pregnancy.
“Pregnancy-related death.”The death of a woman while pregnant or within one year of delivery or end of pregnancy
from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management.
“Secretary.” The Secretary of Health of the Commonwealth.
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