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June 09, 2020

Interstate Licensure Agreement Legislation Advances

Today, the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee unanimously passed two proposals to expedite the licensure process for health care practitioners who want to be licensed in Pennsylvania.

June 09, 2020

News Release: HAP Statement on State’s Cancellation of Emergency Management Contract

Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced that, effective July 8, it will change vendors for its health care emergency management coordination. The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) president and CEO Andy Carter released the following statement in recognition of the HAP emergency management team.

June 01, 2020

Governor Wolf Expands Emergency Coordination to Support Response to Protests; HAP Emergency Management Team Assisting Hospitals

As Pennsylvanians across the state protest the death of George Floyd, Governor Tom Wolf on Saturday announced an expansion of the commonwealth’s current Response Coordination Center, housed at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. Wolf also signed a disaster emergency declaration to provide additional resources and support from the Pennsylvania National Guard to Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.

May 28, 2020

Health Care, Manufacturing, and Business Advocates Call for COVID-19 Liability Protections for “Smart Restart”

Today, HAP President and CEO Andy Carter joined members of the Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil Justice Reform for a virtual press conference to call on the Governor and the General Assembly to protect hospitals, health care providers, manufacturers, and businesses from meritless lawsuits during Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 disaster declaration and as the state gradually reopens.

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