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
  • Zach Shamberg
    President & CEO, Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA)
  • Kerri Kubalak
    DCW Heroes Program Manager, Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU)
  • Zach Zobrist
    Director of Workforce Development, SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania

11:00 – Questions and Open Discussion

11:30 – Recess to the Call of the Chair

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

Joint Public hearing to discuss Part 1 of the Dept. of Health’s proposed long-term care nursing facility regulations (#10-221)

JOINT HEARING

Senate Aging & Youth Committee and Senate Health & Human Services Committee

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 | 10:30 a.m.

North Office Building, Hearing Room #1


Public hearing to discuss Part 1 of the Dept. of Health’s proposed long-term care nursing facility regulations (#10-221)

AGENDA

10:30 – 10:35 a.m.-  Opening Remarks

Senator Michele Brooks, Majority Chair, Health and Human Services Committee
Senator Art Haywood, Minority Chair, Health and Human Services Committee
Senator Judy Ward, Majority Chair, Aging and Youth Committee
Senator Maria Collett, Minority Chair, Aging and Youth Committee

10:35 – 10:50 a.m. – Introductory Remarks

Acting Secretary Alison Beam, Pennsylvania Department of Health
Zach Shamberg, President and CEO, Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA) – Testimony
Adam Marles, President and CEO, LeadingAge PA – Testimony
Chase Cannon, Executive Director, PA Coalition of Affiliated Healthcare & Living Communities (PACAH) – Testimony
Matt Yarnell, President, SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania – Testimony
Diane Menio, Executive Director, Center for Advocacy for the Rights & Interests of the Elderly (CARIE) – Testimony
Teresa Osborne, Advocacy and Outreach Manager, AARP Pennsylvania – Testimony

10:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Questions and Open Discussion

12:00 p.m. – Adjournment

Other Documents:

Proposed Long-Term Care Nursing Facilities Regulations (#10-221)

UPMC Senior Communities

 

 

Public hearing to discuss the Department of Human Services’ intent to contract with Maximus as its independent enrollment broker (IEB) and the impact this will have on seniors and adults with disabilities

 

JOINT HEARING

Senate Aging & Youth Committee, Senate Health & Human Services Committee

House Aging & Older Adult Services Committee, AND House Human Services Committee

Monday, August 23, 2021 | 12:30 p.m.

North Office Building, Hearing Room #1


To discuss the Department of Human Services’ intent to contract with Maximus as its independent enrollment broker (IEB) and the impact this will have on seniors and adults with disabilities

AGENDA

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.        Opening Remarks

Senator Michele Brooks, Majority Chair, Health and Human Services
Senator Art Haywood, Minority Chair, Health and Human Services

Senator Judy Ward, Majority Chair, Aging and Youth
Senator Maria Collett, Minority Chair, Aging and Youth

Representative Gary Day, Majority Chair, Aging and Older Adult Services
Representative Steve Samuelson, Minority Chair, Aging and Older Adult Services

Representative Frank Farry, Majority Chair, Human Services
Representative Angel Cruz, Minority Chair, Human Services

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.          Panel 1 – Serving Adults with Disabilities

Brenda Dare, Voices For Independence/TRPIL (Washington County)
Tammy Schwab, Caregiver and Mother of Teneille (Mercer County)

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.          Panel 2 – Serving Older Adults

Krista Geer, Active Aging Inc. (Crawford County)
Steve Williamson, Blair Senior Services Inc. (Blair County)
JR Reed, Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services (Lehigh County)
Najja Orr, Philadelphia Corporation on Aging (Philadelphia County)
Diane Ellis-Marseglia, Bucks County Commissioner (Bucks County)

2:30 p.m.                               Adjournment

 

Written Testimony

County Commissioners Association of PA – Testimony
JR Reed, Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services – Testimony
Montgomery County Office of Senior Services – Testimony
SEIU Local 668 – Testimony

Joint Hearing on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution in Pennsylvania

 

JOINT HEARING

Senate Health & Human Services Committee AND Senate Aging & Youth Committee

Thursday, February 4 | 11:00 a.m.

Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation)


11:00 a.m.     Welcome & Introductions

Chairwoman Michele Brooks, Senate Health and Human Services Committee
Chairman Art Haywood, Senate Health and Human Services Committee
Chairwoman Judy Ward, Senate Aging and Youth Committee
Chairwoman Maria Collett, Senate Aging and Youth Committee

11:10 a.m.     Panel 1: Pennsylvania Department of Health

Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam – Testimony
Dr. Wendy Braund, Interim Acting Physician General
Cindy Findley, Deputy Secretary of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention

12:15 p.m.     Panel 2: Pharmacy

Bretton Walberg, Walberg Family Pharmacy – Testimony
Dillon Rybka, Pharm D, District Leader, CVS – Federal Pharmacy Partnership
Chris Altman, Manager of Clinical & Immunization Programs, Rite Aid – Retail Pharmacy Partnership

1:00 p.m.     Panel 3: Long-Term Care

Adam Marles, President/CEO LeadingAge PA – Testimony
Suzanne Owens, President/CEO Peter Becker Community, CCRC – Testimony
Zach Shamberg, President/CEO Pennsylvania Health Care Association – Testimony

1:45 p.m.     Panel 4: Hospital

Dr. Michael Ripchinski, Chief Clinical Officer, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health – Testimony
Dr. Robert X. Murphy Jr., Exec. VP and Chief Physician Executive, Lehigh Valley Health Network – Testimony

2:30 p.m.     Recess to the call of the Chair

 

Additional Written Testimony Submitted by: 

Bill Johnston-Walsh, State Director and Teresa Osborne, Advocacy and Outreach Director, AARP Pennsylvania – Combined Testimony
Sherri Landis, Executive Director The Arc of Pennsylvania – Testimony
Mark Davis, President/CEO Pennsylvania Advocates and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disabilities –Testimony
Dr. Carmen Guerra, Associate Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine – Testimony
Dr. Anthony Barber, Superintendent Springfield School District, and Dr. Maureen Reusche, Superintendent School District of Haverford Township, The School District of Haverford Township –  Combined Testimony
Rabbi Stacy Rigler – Testimony
Lower Merion School District – Testimony