Disaster Declaration for Opioid Epidemic; Upcoming Collaborative Agreement Information Meeting
Written by Legislative Consultant, Bruce Hironimus

January 12, 2018

Governor Wolf’s Disaster Declaration for the Opioid Epidemic

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, Governor Tom Wolf signed a statewide disaster declaration for the state’s heroin and opioid epidemic. Per the governor’s office, the measure will “enhance state response, increase access to treatment, and save lives.” The governor’s office has provided a fact sheet with more information. https://www.governor.pa.gov/wp-content/ uploads/2018/01/20180110-Fact-Sheet-Opioid-EpidemicDisaster-Declaration-2018.pdf

Collaborative Agreement Information Meeting

The House Professional Licensure Committee intends to convene an interactive panel with PMS and the CRNPs on Nurse Practitioner Collaborative Agreements on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. There will be no formal testimony but committee members will participate in a one-hour question and answer session. Dr. Anthony DiMarco, POMA Immediate Past President, will participate on a physician panel. The meeting will be held at 9:00 am, Room G-50, Irvis Office Building.