Public Hearing regarding the BHC Report

Senate Health and Human Services Committee

Tuesday, November 15 | 10:00 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B


AGENDA

Hearing regarding the BHC Report

Schedule

10:00             Opening Remarks

                        Senator Michele Brooks, Majority Chair, Health & Human Services

                        Senator Art Haywood, Minority Chair, Health & Human Services                

10:15             Panel 1 – General Assembly appointees on the BHC

                        Senator Maria Collett, Senate Democratic Caucus

                        Representative Wendi Thomas, House Republican Caucus

                        Representative Mike Schlossberg, House Democratic Caucus

                        Questions and Open Discussion

10:45             Panel 2 – Statewide stakeholder feedback on the BHC Report

                        Zach Shamberg, President & CEO, Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA) – Testimony

                        Jeff Bechtel, Senior VP, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) – Testimony

                        Brinda Penyak, Deputy Executive Director, County Commissioners Association of Pa (CCAP) – Testimony

                        Questions and Open Discussion

11:30             Adjourn

Meeting to consider SB359, SB917, SB1136, SB1195, SR352, HB293, HB1443, HB1630, HB2293, HB2357 and HB2530

Senate Health and Human Services Committee

Tuesday, October 18 | 11:00 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A


Agenda

Consideration of Legislation

  • SR 352 (Brooks) – JSGC Study on drug & alcohol addiction treatment provider rates
  • SB 359 (Schwank) – Expanding Medicaid coverage for postpartum women
  • SB 1136 (Mensch) – Amends the Vital Statistics Law to require data sharing with governmental agencies
  • SB 1195 (Argall) – Findings related to PA Lottery winners on public assistance rolls
  • SB 1358 (Brooks) – Ensuring patient access to health care practitioners by restricting non-compete clauses in their contracts and requiring patient notification
  • HB 293 (Oberlander) – Medicaid coverage for anti-obesity medications
  • HB 1443 (Hershey) – Allows PA-licensed labs to advertise their tests
  • HB 1630 (Fritz) – Requires the Auditor General to audit pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs) contracted with Medicaid managed care organizations
  • SB 917 (Aument) – Senate companion legislation
  • HB 2293 (Bonner) – Oversight of temporary health care agencies
  • HB 2357 (Pennycuick) – DOH oversight of Kratom products and prohibiting sale to individuals under 21 years of age
  • HB 2530 (Silvis) – COVID-19 Waiver flexibility for permanency by discontinuing DHS’ prudent pay policy for ODP providers

Recess to the Call of the Chair

Public hearing on the Tick Crisis/Lyme Disease in PA

Senate Health & Human Services Committee

Tuesday, September 20 | 11 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A


Agenda

Public hearing on the Tick Crisis/Lyme Disease in PA

Schedule

11:00             Opening Remarks

                        Senator Michele Brooks, Majority Chair

                        Senator Art Haywood, Minority Chair                       

11:05             Panel

                        Dr. Denise Johnson – Testimony
                        Physician General and Acting Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Health

                        Nicole Chinnici – Testimony
                        Director, Tick Research Lab of Pennsylvania at East Stroudsburg University

                        Dr. Henry Lindner – Testimony
                        Private practicing physician in Tunkhannock, PA

                        Dr. John Goldman
                        Infectious Disease physician, UPMC

                        Eric A. Huck
                        President, PA Lyme Resource Network

11:45             Questions and Panel Discussion

12:30             Recess to the Call of the Chair

Public Hearing on State contract with Credentia providing testing for Certified Nurse Aides

Senate Health and Human Services Committee

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | 10:00 a.m.

North Office Building, Hearing Room 1

AGENDA

Public Hearing on State contract with Credentia providing testing for Certified Nurse Aides

Schedule

10:30 – Opening Remarks

  • Senator Michele Brooks, Majority Chair, Health & Human Services
  • Senator Maria Collett, Minority Chair, Aging & Youth
  • Senator Art Haywood, Minority Chair, Health & Human Services

10:40 – Panel

  • Jennifer Mankowski, BSN, RN
    Executive VP Program Management & Development, Credentia – Testimony
  • Zach Shamberg
    President & CEO, Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA) – Testimony
  • Kerri Kubalak
    DCW Heroes Program Manager, Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU) – Testimony
  • Zach Zobrist
    Director of Workforce Development, SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania – Testimony

11:00 – Questions and Open Discussion

11:30 – Recess to the Call of the Chair

Additional Testimony

Department of Human Services, Department of Health and Department of Education – Joint Testimony

Meeting to consider SB 571, SB 1198, SB 1202 and HB 2401

Senate Health and Human Services Committee

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | 10:30 a.m.

Main Capitol, Room 461

Agenda

Meeting to consider SB 571, SB 1198, SB 1202 and HB 2401

Schedule

  • House Bill 2401 (Wheeland) – COVID-19 waiver permanency/allowing CRNPs and PAs to order home health care
  • Senate Bill 571 (Argall) – Changes the distribution schedule of SNAP benefits
  • Senate Bill 1198 (Brooks) – Medicaid coverage for Assisted Living Residences
    • Amendment A0#### – Revisions provided by DHS and PID
    • Amendment A0#### (Cappelletti) – Prohibits Internet sales of human milk

Meeting to consider SB 1057

Senate Health and Human Services Committee

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 | 10:30 a.m.

Room 8E-A, East Wing

Agenda

Meeting to consider SB 1057

Schedule

  • Senate Bill 1057 (Brooks) – Provides a temporary waiver for pharmacists to medically bill for the administration of COVID-19 antigen tests

Meeting to consider SB 152, SB 956 and HB 1420

Senate Health and Human Services Committee

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 10:30 a.m.

North Office Building, Hearing Room 1

Agenda

Meeting to consider SB 152, SB 956 and HB 1420

Schedule

  • House Bill 1420 (Thomas) – Creates the COVID-19 Mental Health Public Awareness Campaign
  • Senate Bill 152 (J.Ward) – Restricting funds to providers who perform abortion services
    • Amendment A03541 (Cappelletti)
  • Senate Bill 956 (J.Ward) – Amends the Constitution of Pennsylvania regarding the right to abortion or funding for an abortion
    • Amendment A03520 (Cappelletti)

Meeting to consider SB 1019

Senate Health and Human Services Committee

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 | Off the Floor

Rules Room

Agenda

Meeting to consider SB 1019

Meeting to consider SB 522, SB 970, HB 118, SB 200, SB 358, SB 848, and SB 967

Senate Health and Human Services Committee

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 | 11:00 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B


Agenda

Meeting to consider SB 522, SB 970, HB 118, SB 200, SB 358, SB 848, and SB 967

Schedule

Call to Order 

Senate Bill 522 (Baker) – Childhood Blood Lead Testing Act

  • A03206 (Brooks) – Updates the lead toxicity level in accordance with CDC guidelines

Senate Bill 970 (Brooks) – RESCUE Bill

House Bill 118 (Ryan) – Disposition of Fetal Remains

  • A03146 (Brooks) – Clarifies that family interment or cremation is not required

Senate Bill 200 (Bartolotta) – Early Intervention Services System Act

  • A03166 (Schwank) – Updates language to be consistent with industry standards

Senate Bill 358 (Schwank) – Maternal Mortality Review Committee Data

Senate Bill 848 (Mensch) – Establishing a Chief Nursing Officer in DOH

  • A03158 (Brooks) – Clarifies the authority of the CNO

Senate Bill 967 (Schwank) – WIC Advisory Committee 

Recess to the Call of the Chair