Health and Human Services Committee Senator Michele Brooks, Chair

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]

 
May 24, 2021

Senate committee advances bill to prohibit vaccine passports in PA

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee advanced a measure that would ban the state, as well as local governmental entities and school districts from requiring vaccine passports, according to the committee’s chair, Senator Michele Brooks (R-50).    [Read More]

Senate Hearing Highlights Importance of Getting Students Back in the Classroom
March 3, 2021

Senate Hearing Highlights Importance of Getting Students Back in the Classroom

Pennsylvania must provide opportunities for students to return to in-person instruction in schools to protect the mental health and educational development of young people, according to many testifiers at a Senate hearing today.  [Read More]

Senate Committees Plan Hearing on the State of Education, One Year Into COVID-19
March 1, 2021

Senate Committees Plan Hearing on the State of Education, One Year Into COVID-19

The Senate Education Committee and the Senate Health and Human Services Committee will hold a joint public hearing on Wednesday, March 3 at 10 a.m. to explore the many challenges schools have been forced to confront during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Committee Chairs Senator Scott Martin (R-13) and Michele Brooks (R-50).  [Read More]

Senate Hearing Will Examine PA’s Efforts to Distribute the COVID-19 Vaccine
February 2, 2021

Senate Hearing Will Examine PA’s Efforts to Distribute the COVID-19 Vaccine

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee and the Senate Aging and Youth Committee will get an update on the state’s efforts to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine during a public hearing on Thursday beginning at 11 a.m.  [Read More]

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