State Legislation

Long-Term Care Legislation

To see the state House and Senate bills we are tracking during the current legislative session, as well as the prime sponsor of the bill and why our association either supports or opposes the bill, see our list below.

Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Kara Barmoy, Digital & Social Media Manager, at 443-974-2251 or kbarmoy@phca.org.

 

House Bill 1063- Addresses the exercise of personal jurisdiction in medical professional liability actions.

Sponsor: Rep. Donna Oberlander (R)

Support/Oppose: PHCA Supports this legislation

 

Senate Bill 857 Defines telemedicine, offers guidelines outlining who can provide telemedicine services, and provides clarity around insurance company reimbursement for telemedicine services.

Sponsor: Sen. Elder Vogel (R)

Support/Oppose: PHCA Supports this legislation

 

House Bill 1427 Proposes that the surveys of personal care homes, assisted living facilities and nursing homes be made available for the public to view on the Department of Health’s website.

Sponsor: Rep. Mike Schlossberg (D)

Support/Oppose: PHCA Opposes this legislation

 

House Bill 1713 & House Bill 1714 Two-bill package requiring nursing homes and personal care homes to report all deaths to county coroners.

Sponsor: Rep. Frank Burns (D)

Support/Oppose: PHCA Opposes this legislation

 

House Bill 1017 Increases staffing ratios in nursing homes.

Sponsor: Rep. Anthony DeLuca (D)

Support/Oppose: PHCA Opposes this legislation

 

House Bill 1442 Allows assisted living residences to participate as providers in the commonwealth’s Medical Assistance funded managed care program known as Community HealthChoices and will make assisted living a covered service under that program.

Sponsor: Rep. Steven Mentzer (R)

Support/Oppose: PHCA Supports this legislation

 

House Resolution 422 Resolution urging the Congress of the United States to increase the Medicaid reimbursement rate for long-term care nursing facilities in Pennsylvania.

Sponsor: Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler (D)

Support/Oppose: PHCA Supports this legislation

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