Health and Human Services Committee Senator Michele Brooks, Chair

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Mastriano and Brooks seek answers from Wolf Administration on Baby Formula Shortage
May 16, 2022

Mastriano and Brooks seek answers from Wolf Administration on Baby Formula Shortage

Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) and the Chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, Senator Michele Brooks (R-50), have sent a letter to Governor Tom Wolf and Acting Health Secretary Denise Johnson seeking answers and solutions to baby formula shortages throughout the commonwealth.  [Read More]

Effort to Halt Closure of Polk and White Haven State Centers Continues with Committee Passage of Closure Moratorium
October 27, 2021

Effort to Halt Closure of Polk and White Haven State Centers Continues with Committee Passage of Closure Moratorium

The ongoing effort to halt the closure of the Polk State Center and White Haven State Center advanced today with Senate committee passage of legislation sponsored by Senator Scott Hutchinson (R-21), Senator John Yudichak (I-14), Senator Michele Brooks (R-50) and Senator Lisa Baker (R-20).  [Read More]

 
September 15, 2021

Senate Committees Begin Examination of Proposed Nursing Home Regulation Changes

The Senate Health & Human Services Committee and the Aging & Youth Committee today held a joint hearing to examine new regulations for long-term care nursing facilities being proposed by the Wolf Administration.   [Read More]

Senate Hearing to Examine New Proposed Nursing Home Regulations
September 14, 2021

Senate Hearing to Examine New Proposed Nursing Home Regulations

The Senate Health & Human Services Committee and the Aging & Youth Committee will hold a joint hearing to examine new regulations for long-term care nursing facilities being proposed by the Wolf Administration.  [Read More]

Media Advisory – Senate committees to hold joint public hearing on latest Dept. of Health COVID-19 contact tracing contract with third-party vendor
July 19, 2021

Media Advisory – Senate committees to hold joint public hearing on latest Dept. of Health COVID-19 contact tracing contract with third-party vendor

The Senate Communications and Technology Committee and Senate Health and Human Services Committee will hold a joint public hearing to review the recently announced $34 million contract issued by the Department of Health to Public Consulting Group, the latest third-party vendor tasked to perform contact tracing of COVID-19 positive patients over the next year.  [Read More]

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee is responsible for legislative and policy priorities impacting public health, human services, the state’s Medical Assistance program, substance use disorders and addiction treatment options, mental and behavioral health services, rural health and other disparities in health care.

The committee maintains oversight of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council and State Health Care Policy Board.

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