HARRISBURG – The House Professional Licensure Committee today unanimously agreed to send House Bill 19 to the full House for its consideration, setting up the possibility of legislative approval of a measure that would allow applied behavior analysts to seek professional licensure in Pennsylvania.
WHAT: Reps. Tom Mehaffie (R-Mehaffie) and K.C. Tomlinson (R-Bucks) as well as nurses from SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania will share updates on House Bill 106, the Patient Safety Act. The bill would establish safe patient limits for each individual nurse providing care.
HARRISBURG – Grants announced today by Rep. Tom Mehaffie (R-Dauphin) will assist Swatara Township develop a new public safety building as well as support medical research at both Penn State College of Medicine in Derry Township and Penn State’s Harrisburg campus.
HARRISBURG – When eight teenagers from Council Rock School District contacted Rep. Tom Mehaffie (R-Dauphin) about crafting legislation to designate Hershey’s Kisses as Pennsylvania’s state candy, Mehaffie jumped at the opportunity to build on their enthusiasm and get the bill introduced.
HERSHEY – Hospitals are at or over capacity, nurses are exhausted and the staffers who haven’t already left are considering doing so, according to nurses and other health care professionals who testified before the House Majority Policy Committee today.
WHAT: Rep. Tom Mehaffie will host the House Majority Policy Committee led by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) for a hearing on the workforce crisis in the nursing industry. Information will be presented about nurse staffing standards, the impacts of nurse shortages on patient care and the struggles involved with maintaining a skilled workforce.
HARRISBURG – A $750,000 grant awarded today by the Commonwealth Financing Authority will be used to create a left-turn lane on Fishburn Road, relocate its intersection with Sand Hill Road and add a traffic signal, according to Rep. Tom Mehaffie (R-Dauphin) and Sen. John DiSanto (R-Dauphin/Perry).
WHAT: Rep. Tom Mehaffie (R-Dauphin) will host a drive-through Tribute to Veterans Event to thank veterans and active-duty military personnel from the 106th District for their service. Attendees will receive a lunch and commemorative pin.