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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 Monitors Workforce and Administrative Proposed Legislation

A number of regulatory and legislative proposals are introduced at the state and federal level that impact Pennsylvania health care facility’s workforce, day-to-day staff responsibilities, and overall operating budgets. HAP works to ensure that these proposals do not negatively impact Pennsylvania hospitals’ ability to provide patients with the right care, at the right time, and in the right setting.

Advanced Practice Professionals

As health care changes, advanced practice professionals are becoming critically important to ensure Pennsylvanians have access to timely care in the right setting. Roles are evolving for advanced practice health care professionals in care transitions, accountable care organizations, nurse managed clinics, and medical homes. HAP is advocating for laws and regulations that allow 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 turnover are among the many variables that influence nurse staffing levels in hospital units. Every day, hospitals review these variables and other key factors to develop staffing plans for each nursing shift in each unit. HAP advocates for legislative/regulatory proposals regarding nurse staffing that allow hospitals complete flexibility to establish safe, effective, and collaborative staffing practices.

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March 19, 2018

Pennsylvania’s Acting Health Care Secretaries Face Committee for Confirmation

Today, Pennsylvania’s Health and Human Services Committee held the next step in the confirmation process to formally place the acting secretaries for Pennsylvania’s three health agencies.

March 14, 2018

Health Care Workforce Study Resolution Clears Committee

Pennsylvania’s House Labor and Industry Committee voted unanimously to approve a resolution, House Resolution 754, calling for a study of Pennsylvania’s long-term health care workforce needs. 

February 16, 2018

HAP Achievement Awards Winner Spotlight: Conemaugh Health System

Engaged employees and committed leaders are crucial to any organization. Dedication to each other and patients is crucial in hospitals and health systems. An award-winning program developed by Conemaugh Health System identifies and develops future leaders from within the organization through its Aspiring Leader Program.

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Pennsylvania’s Physician Credentialing Process Is Keeping Doctors from Patients

Pennsylvania’s antiquated, cumbersome, paper-based physician credentialing system is slowing down access to health care.

August 25, 2015

Health Care Is Changing as We Speak. Why Are We Considering Mandates Based on Yesterday’s Model of Care?

With Pennsylvania’s health care landscape evolving so quickly, are we making the best use of our time and resources by legislating hospital mandates that apply to old models of care?

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