Joint Public hearing to discuss Part 1 of the Dept. of Health’s proposed long-term care nursing facility regulations (#10-221)

JOINT HEARING

Senate Aging & Youth Committee and Senate Health & Human Services Committee

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 | 10:30 a.m.

North Office Building, Hearing Room #1


Public hearing to discuss Part 1 of the Dept. of Health’s proposed long-term care nursing facility regulations (#10-221)

AGENDA

10:30 – 10:35 a.m.-  Opening Remarks

Senator Michele Brooks, Majority Chair, Health and Human Services Committee
Senator Art Haywood, Minority Chair, Health and Human Services Committee
Senator Judy Ward, Majority Chair, Aging and Youth Committee
Senator Maria Collett, Minority Chair, Aging and Youth Committee

10:35 – 10:50 a.m. – Introductory Remarks

Acting Secretary Alison Beam, Pennsylvania Department of Health
Zach Shamberg, President and CEO, Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA) – Testimony
Adam Marles, President and CEO, LeadingAge PA – Testimony
Chase Cannon, Executive Director, PA Coalition of Affiliated Healthcare & Living Communities (PACAH) – Testimony
Matt Yarnell, President, SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania – Testimony
Diane Menio, Executive Director, Center for Advocacy for the Rights & Interests of the Elderly (CARIE) – Testimony
Teresa Osborne, Advocacy and Outreach Manager, AARP Pennsylvania – Testimony

10:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Questions and Open Discussion

12:00 p.m. – Adjournment

Other Documents:

Proposed Long-Term Care Nursing Facilities Regulations (#10-221)

UPMC Senior Communities

 

 

Public hearing to discuss the Department of Human Services’ intent to contract with Maximus as its independent enrollment broker (IEB) and the impact this will have on seniors and adults with disabilities

 

JOINT HEARING

Senate Aging & Youth Committee, Senate Health & Human Services Committee

House Aging & Older Adult Services Committee, AND House Human Services Committee

Monday, August 23, 2021 | 12:30 p.m.

North Office Building, Hearing Room #1


To discuss the Department of Human Services’ intent to contract with Maximus as its independent enrollment broker (IEB) and the impact this will have on seniors and adults with disabilities

AGENDA

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.        Opening Remarks

Senator Michele Brooks, Majority Chair, Health and Human Services
Senator Art Haywood, Minority Chair, Health and Human Services

Senator Judy Ward, Majority Chair, Aging and Youth
Senator Maria Collett, Minority Chair, Aging and Youth

Representative Gary Day, Majority Chair, Aging and Older Adult Services
Representative Steve Samuelson, Minority Chair, Aging and Older Adult Services

Representative Frank Farry, Majority Chair, Human Services
Representative Angel Cruz, Minority Chair, Human Services

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.          Panel 1 – Serving Adults with Disabilities

Brenda Dare, Voices For Independence/TRPIL (Washington County)
Tammy Schwab, Caregiver and Mother of Teneille (Mercer County)

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.          Panel 2 – Serving Older Adults

Krista Geer, Active Aging Inc. (Crawford County)
Steve Williamson, Blair Senior Services Inc. (Blair County)
JR Reed, Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services (Lehigh County)
Najja Orr, Philadelphia Corporation on Aging (Philadelphia County)
Diane Ellis-Marseglia, Bucks County Commissioner (Bucks County)

2:30 p.m.                               Adjournment

 

Written Testimony

County Commissioners Association of PA – Testimony
JR Reed, Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services – Testimony
Montgomery County Office of Senior Services – Testimony
SEIU Local 668 – Testimony

Joint Hearing on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution in Pennsylvania

 

JOINT HEARING

Senate Health & Human Services Committee AND Senate Aging & Youth Committee

Thursday, February 4 | 11:00 a.m.

Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation)


11:00 a.m.     Welcome & Introductions

Chairwoman Michele Brooks, Senate Health and Human Services Committee
Chairman Art Haywood, Senate Health and Human Services Committee
Chairwoman Judy Ward, Senate Aging and Youth Committee
Chairwoman Maria Collett, Senate Aging and Youth Committee

11:10 a.m.     Panel 1: Pennsylvania Department of Health

Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam – Testimony
Dr. Wendy Braund, Interim Acting Physician General
Cindy Findley, Deputy Secretary of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention

12:15 p.m.     Panel 2: Pharmacy

Bretton Walberg, Walberg Family Pharmacy – Testimony
Dillon Rybka, Pharm D, District Leader, CVS – Federal Pharmacy Partnership
Chris Altman, Manager of Clinical & Immunization Programs, Rite Aid – Retail Pharmacy Partnership

1:00 p.m.     Panel 3: Long-Term Care

Adam Marles, President/CEO LeadingAge PA – Testimony
Suzanne Owens, President/CEO Peter Becker Community, CCRC – Testimony
Zach Shamberg, President/CEO Pennsylvania Health Care Association – Testimony

1:45 p.m.     Panel 4: Hospital

Dr. Michael Ripchinski, Chief Clinical Officer, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health – Testimony
Dr. Robert X. Murphy Jr., Exec. VP and Chief Physician Executive, Lehigh Valley Health Network – Testimony

2:30 p.m.     Recess to the call of the Chair

 

Additional Written Testimony Submitted by: 

Bill Johnston-Walsh, State Director and Teresa Osborne, Advocacy and Outreach Director, AARP Pennsylvania – Combined Testimony
Sherri Landis, Executive Director The Arc of Pennsylvania – Testimony
Mark Davis, President/CEO Pennsylvania Advocates and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disabilities –Testimony
Dr. Carmen Guerra, Associate Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine – Testimony
Dr. Anthony Barber, Superintendent Springfield School District, and Dr. Maureen Reusche, Superintendent School District of Haverford Township, The School District of Haverford Township –  Combined Testimony
Rabbi Stacy Rigler – Testimony
Lower Merion School District – Testimony

Joint Hearing to consider Nursing Homes and COVID-19

Joint Hearing

Senate Aging and Youth Committee and Senate Health and Human Services Committee

Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 10:30 a.m.

Senate Chamber and Remote Participation

 

Hearing to consider Nursing Homes and COVID-19

10:30AM – 10:40AM – Opening Remarks

10:40AM – 11:55AM – First Panel

Adam Marles, President & CEO
LeadingAge PA

Zach Shamberg, President & CEO
Pennsylvania Health Care Association

Mary Kay McMahon, RN, MHA, NHA
President & CEO, Fellowship Community

Claire Rodriguez, Licensed Practical Nurse
Homestead Village Enhanced Senior Living

Senator John Yudichak, 14th Senatorial District
Northeastern Pennsylvania Nursing Home SOS Program
Senator Yudichak Highlights Northeastern Pennsylvania Nursing Home SOS Program During Senate Hearing (w/ video)

Lisa McCracken, Director
Senior Living Research and Development, Ziegler

12:00PM – 1:00PM – Second Panel

Dr. Rachel Levine, Secretary
Department of Health

Sarah Boateng, Executive Deputy Secretary
Department of Health

Kevin Hancock, Deputy Secretary for Office of Long-Term Living
Department of Human Services

Additonal Written Testimony/Submissions:

AARP

Alzheimer’s Association

CARIE

CARIE letter to Governor Wolf

Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA)

SAS

Lyme Disease Task Force Report – Joint Public Hearing

JOINT HEARING

Senate Aging and Youth Committee AND Senate Health and Human Services Committee

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.
Senate Majority Caucus Room

Lyme Disease Task Force Report

 

9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. – Opening Remarks – Committee Chairs 

  • Sen. Michele Brooks, Aging & Youth Committee
  • Sen. Lisa Baker, Health & Human Services Committee 

9:40 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. – Panel I 

  • Julia Wagner, MBA, PhD pending, President, PA Lyme Resource Network, Member of Act 83 of 2014 Lyme Disease Task Force
  • Dr. John Goldman, Internist and Infectious Disease Specialist, UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg, Member of Act 83 of 2014 Lyme Disease Task Force 

10:10 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. – Panel II 

  • Nicole Chinnici, Forensic Scientist/Northeast Wildlife DNA Laboratory, East Stroudsburg University
  • Erika Machtinger, PhD, CWB, Assistant Professor of Veterinary Entomology, Penn State University, Dept. of Entomology
  • Doug Fearn, President, Lyme Disease Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania

10:40 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. – Panel III

  • Dr. Loren K. Robinson, Deputy Secretary for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention, Department of Health
  • Dr. Rachel Levine,  Acting Secretary, Department of Health
  • Sara Nicholas, Ex. Policy Specialist, Office of Policy & Planning, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

11:05 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Panel IV

Additional Testimony:

Examining the Proposed Consolidation of the Departments of Aging, Drug and Alcohol Programs, Health, and Human Services

Joint Hearing

Senate Aging and Youth, Senate Health and Human Services, Senate Appropriations, Senate Intergovernmental Committees and Senate Philadelphia Delegation

Examining the Proposed Consolidation of the Departments of Aging, Drug and Alcohol Programs, Health, and Human Services

May 18, 2017

Plumbers Local 690 Union Hall
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

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Agenda

12:00 p.m. – 12:05 p.m.

Opening Remarks 

  • Committee Chairs 

12:05 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Panel I – Public Health 

  • Michelle Williams – Senior Managing Director of Integrated Health Services, Philadelphia Public Health Management Corporation
  • Dr. Maria Daly – Program Manager, Rittenhouse Women’s Health Center
  • Matthew Thomer – Consumer of Department of Health-funded services, Tourette Syndrome Alliance 

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Panel II – Addiction Treatment Services 

  • Michael Harle – President/CEO, Gaudenzia, Inc.
  • Mel Wells – President, One Day at a Time
  • Roland Lamb – Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services, City of Philadelphia           

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Panel III – HCBS for Individuals with Disabilities Under 60

  • Nicole Pruitt – Program Director, Inglis Adult Day Program; Secretary, PA Association of Adult Day Service Providers; Member, Long Term Care Council
  • Nancy Salandra – Director of Independent Living Services, Liberty Resources

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Panel IV – Aging Advocacy

  • Pamela Walz, Esq. – Co-Director of the Aging and Disabilities Unit, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Diane Menio – Executive Director, Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE); Member, Long Term Care Council
  • Hechie Zinman – Chair of the Board of Directors, LGBT Elder Initiative; Member, Long Term Care Council

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Panel V – Aging Services

  • Renee Cunningham – Associate Director, Center in the Park; Board Member, PA Association of Senior Centers
  • Holly Lange – President/CEO, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging

Examining the Proposed Consolidation of the Departments of Aging, Drug and Alcohol Programs, Health, and Human Services

Joint Hearing of Senate

Aging and Youth
Appropriations
Health and Human Services
and
Intergovernmental Operations Committees

Examining the Proposed Consolidation of the Departments of Aging, Drug and Alcohol Programs, Health, and Human Services

May 1, 2017, 11 am

University of Pittsburgh
Parking Map

 

 

11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Opening Remarks

  • Committee Chairs

11:10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Panel I

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Panel II

  • Roy Afflerbach, Principal, The Afflerbach Group, LLC
  • Krista Geer, Executive Director, Active Aging, Inc.
  • Julian Gray, Esquire, Julian Gray Associates Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys – Combined Testimony
  • Carol Sikov Gross, Esquire, Sikov & Love, P.A. Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys – Combined Testimony
  • Art DiLoreto, Deputy Director, Pennsylvania Association of Area Agencies on Aging

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Panel III

  • Dave Black, President/CEO of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and Economic Development Corporation
  • Rick Russell, Senior Advisor, State Street Advisors

Combined Testimony of Dave Black and Rick Russell

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Panel IV

  • Sarah Kirkle, Review Director, Texas Sunset Advisory Commission

1:15 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.
Panel V

  • Zach Shamberg, Dir. Of Advocacy & Leg. Affairs Pennsylvania Health Care Association
  • Ron Barth, President & CEO, LeadingAge PA

1:35 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.
Panel VI

  • Elizabeth Mulvaney, Southwestern Pennsylvania Partnership for Aging – Combined Testimony
  • Kimberly Pirilla-Scalise, Southwestern Pennsylvania Partnership for Aging – Combined Testimony
  • Ray Landis, Advocacy Manager, American Association of Retired Persons
  • Estella Hyde, Pennsylvania Council on Aging

2:05 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Panel VII

  • David Cottington, Business Operations Manager, BeHome Partners, Inc. Member Pennsylvania Homecare Association
  • Brenda Dare, Independent Living Supervisor, TRIPIL

2:25 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.
Panel VIII

  • Cheryl Andrews, Executive Director, Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission

2:35 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Panel IX

  • Nancy Kukovich, CEO, Adelphoi

Examining the Proposed Consolidation of the Departments of Aging, Drug and Alcohol Programs, Health, and Human Services

Joint Hearing of Senate

Aging and Youth
Appropriations
Health and Human Services
and
Intergovernmental Operations Committees

Examining the Proposed Consolidation of the Departments of Aging, Drug and Alcohol Programs, Health, and Human Services

April 13, 2017, 11 am to 3 pm

Reading Hospital Conference Center

 

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Opening Remarks

Committee Chairs

11:15 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.
Panel I

Mary Kay Bernosky, CEO
Safe Berks

Constance Morrison, President and CEO
Berks Visiting Nurses

11:35 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Panel II

Edward B. Michalik, Executive Director
Berks County Area Agency on Aging

John R. Morahan, President and CEO
Penn State Health St. Joseph

12:05 p.m. – 12:25 p.m.
Panel III

Richard Edley, President and CEO
Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association

Jim Bobeck, President and CEO
Step by Step, Inc.

12:25 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.
Panel IV

Senator Gene Yaw
23rd Senatorial District
12:40 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Panel V          

Richard Conaboy, CEO
Clearbrook Treatment Centers

Michael Donahue, Executive Director
Wyoming County Human Services

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Panel VI

George J. Vogel, Jr., Executive Director
Council on Chemical Abuse

Brett Lechleitner, President
PA Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence
Regional Director, Acadia Healthcare

BK McDonough, Government Affairs Specialist
Caron Treatment Centers

1:30 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. 
Panel VII

Brinda Penyak, Deputy Director
County Commissioners Association of PA

Cheri Rinehart, CEO
PA Association of Community Health Centers

Bridgette McGivern, CEO
Community Health and Dental Care

Christian Leinbach, Chair
Berks County Board of Commissioners

2:10 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Panel VIII

Rick Seipp, President
PA Association of Chain Drug Stores
Vice President of Pharmacy, Weis Markets

Eric Esterbrook, Past President
PA Pharmacists Association
Owner, Esterbrook Pharmacy

Joint Testimony | Attachment

Impact on the Commonwealth on the consolidation of the Departments of Health, Human Services, Aging and Drug and Alcohol Programs

JOINT HEARING

Senate Aging & Youth Committee

AND Senate Health & Human Services Committee

AND Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee

AND Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 1 pm

North Office Building, Hearing Room #1

Impact on the Commonwealth on the consolidation of the Departments of Health, Human Services, Aging and Drug & Alcohol Programs

 

Agency Implications

 

Fiscal, Policy, and Personnel Considerations

1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.       Opening Remarks

  • Committee Chairs

1:20 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.       Panel I – Agency Implications:

Testimony

  • Ted Dallas, Secretary of Human Services
  • Karen Murphy, Secretary of Health
  • Teresa Osborne, Secretary of Aging
  • Jennifer Smith, Acting Secretary of Drug and Alcohol

Programs

  • Rachel Levine, Physician General

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.       Panel II – Fiscal, Policy, and Personnel Considerations:

  • Randy Albright, Secretary of the Budget
  • Sarah Galbally, Secretary of Policy and Planning
  • Sharon Minnich, Secretary of Administration