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April 29, 2021

Congress Studies Future of Telehealth after COVID-19 Pandemic

During a pair of Congressional hearings Wednesday, federal lawmakers expressed concerns about the pandemic’s toll on mental health and explored the role of telehealth to address the nation’s growing behavioral health crisis.

April 28, 2021

PA Senate Passes Key Bill on Informed Consent

The Pennsylvania Senate has approved a proposal outlining when a physician can employ the assistance of other practitioners to obtain a patient’s consent before surgery or the administration of radiation, chemotherapy, and other specified procedures.

April 27, 2021

CDC Issues New Mask Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today unveiled new guidance that fully vaccinated Americans do not need to wear a mask outdoors unless they are in a large crowd and are unable to physically distance from others.

April 22, 2021

PA Senate Hearings Provide Update on State Budget, Pandemic Response

Closing out this year’s lineup of state budget hearings, agency secretaries with the Department of Health, General Services, and the state Budget Office answered questions about Governor Wolf’s 2021–2022 state budget proposal and outlined their challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 21, 2021

HAP Statement on Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict

Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), today released the following statement regarding the guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin.