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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.

Related News

November 12, 2019

HAP Expresses Support for SB 25 During Nurse Practitioner Week

In recognition of Nurse Practitioner Week, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) is expressing its support for Senate Bill 25. The bill, sponsored by Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-Washington), would allow certified nurse practitioners (CNP) to practice to the full scope of their license without the need for physician supervision after they have worked under such supervision for three years and 3,600 hours.


November 07, 2019

HAP Hosts Listening Session on Population Health Planning at Meadville Medical Center

During a listening session held at Meadville Medical Center, HAP and six hospitals educated regional state legislators about population health and wellness initiatives.


October 29, 2019

Pennsylvania’s Workplace Safety Bills Continue to Advance as Health Care Worker Safety Remains in the Spotlight

As thousands of Pennsylvanians continue to urge lawmakers to pass a package of measures that would help make health care workers safer on the job, the message is being heard loud and clear. This week, Senate Bill 351, offered by Sen. Judy Ward (R-Blair), and House Bill 1880, offered by Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-York) both advanced through the legislative process.


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3 Reasons Why Physician Credentialing Red Tape Hits Rural PA Especially Hard

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May 06, 2019

Nurse Workplace Safety in Pennsylvania: Caring for those who care for others


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Advancing a Culture of Mutual Respect: a critical element for a healing environment


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