Hospital Workforce and Administrative Requirements Proposals

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Related Information

Overview of Child Protective Services Law Requirements
Resource for hospitals to assure compliance by health care practitioners with the PA Child Protective Services Law (July 2015)


Interim Guidance
for compliance with Act 110 of 2010 (photo ID badges) (Mar 2015)


HAP/PSPA Overview
Revised physician assistant countersignature requirements (Dec 2014)


Guidebook on Updates to Various Practice Acts
Guidebook on use of physician assistants, certified registered nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and clinical nurse specialists (2013)


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HAPAC and HAPAC-Federal are the political action committees of HAP. Participation in HAPAC helps HAP communicate to lawmakers the vital role that health care facilities and their employees play in their communities every day. Learn more

HAP advocates for policies that support:

  • Flexibility to respond to changing health care demands
  • Sufficient education programs for physicians, nurses, and health care professionals
  • Adequate residency slots for physicians
  • Safe workplaces
  • Team-based models of care
  • Limited administrative burdens

HAP’s 2019 Health Care Talent Task Force is guiding the development of strategies that will help attract and retain the health care talent pool. This work will be informed by the Joint State Government Commission Workforce Report.

WORKPLACE SAFETY

HAP supports House Bill 39, which allows health care workers to remove their last names from their facility identification badges. HAP also supports Senate Bill 351, which would add all health care practitioners to a protected class in the event of an on-duty assault, and increase the penalty.

ADVANCED PRACTICE PROFESSIONALS

HAP supports Senate Bill 25, which allows advanced practice professionals to practice to the full extent of their education and training in all health care facility settings.

NURSE STAFFING REQUIREMENTS

Patient volume, acuity, and staff availability influence nurse staffing levels. Every day, hospitals review these and other factors to develop staffing plans. HAP advocates to give hospitals complete flexibility to establish safe, effective, and collaborative staffing practices. HAP opposes Senate Bill 63/House Bill 867 which establish nurse-patient ratios.

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October 10, 2019

HAP and Hospitals Join Forces to Pass Bills that Protect Health Care Workers; You Can Help––Text Healthy Me to 52886

Two legislative plans that could be passed by the state legislature this fall would make Pennsylvania health care workers safer.


September 30, 2019

PA Hospital Employees Share Personal Stories of Workplace Violence, Urge State Lawmakers to Help Improve Workplace Safety

At a listening session recently held at UPMC Altoona, staff from five Pennsylvania hospitals shared with lawmakers personal stories illustrating the urgent need for legislation to help improve workplace safety for health care workers. Pennsylvania hospitals are calling for passage of several measures currently under consideration in the state legislature.


September 30, 2019

News Release: Legislative Leaders Hear from Hospital Staff about Ways to Prevent Workplace Violence

News Release:  Last week, state lawmakers learned firsthand the urgency of passing legislation to protect health care workers in Pennsylvania’s hospitals.


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