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POMA is the only representative voice for DOs and their patients with the Pennsylvania General Assembly. POMA tracks dozens of bills dealing with issues on public health, scope of practice, physician reimbursement tort reform and many others.

 

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HB 100, SB 25 - Independent Practice for Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners
Written by Legislative Consultant, Bruce Hironimus

 

UPDATE April 17, 2018

The CRNP's held a rally with legislator visits today. POMA was at the capitol with our own press release and talking points. Here is a link that release. CLICK HERE TO READ RELEASE

April 6, 2018

Efforts by the CRNPs are continuing in an effort to advance consideration of House Bill 100 currently before the House Professional Licensure Committee. Their ongoing efforts are to persuade rank and file members to push leadership to consider the proposal. House leadership has communicated to POMA and other stakeholders to assess the possibilities of formulating amendatory language to the proposal. The nurse practitioners will hold their annual Main Capitol rally on April 17, 2018 at 11:30 am.

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Gov. Wolf to Renew Disaster Declaration Regarding Opioid Abuse
Written by Legislative Consultant, Bruce Hironimus

April 6, 2018

Governor Wolf is expected to renew his 90-day opioid disaster declaration. On Jan. 10, 2018 the governor first declared a state of disaster emergency with regard to opioids, an uncommon use of Pennsylvania’s disaster emergency statute, but which allows Commonwealth agencies to use all available resources and personnel, as necessary, to cope with the magnitude and severity of the situation. In the past, states of emergency, normal bid and contract procedures, as well as other formalities prescribed by law, have been waived for the duration of the proclamation.

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POLITICAL NEWS - April 6, 2018
Written by Legislative Consultant, Bruce Hironimus

Now that the Congressional reapportionment storm has quieted in the courts, it is worth mentioning the current list of state legislators’ future election plans.

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Passing of Seven Bills Providing Stronger Protections for Crime and Domestic Violence Victims; Four Members of Governor Wolf's Cabinet Receive Confirmations
Written by Legislative Consultant, Bruce Hironimus

March 23, 2018

The State Senate unanimously passed seven bills providing stronger protections for crime victims and those individuals facing domestic violence. One measure goes to the Governor and the other six move to the House of Representatives for consideration. The House of Representative returns to session on April 9.

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House Bill 1344; House Bill 1545; Attorney General's Efforts to Combat Opioid Crisis; State Boards and Commissions Advisory Committee
Written by Legislative Consultant, Bruce Hironimus

March 9, 2018

The House Professional Licensure Committee held a public hearing on House Bill 1344, sponsored by minority chairman Harry Readshaw which creates professional licensure requirements and a separate medical licensing board for medical physicists. The underlying premise of disagreement is the potential redundancy of an additional regulatory layer. 

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