PRINTER'S NO. 3907
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY OBERLANDER, LONGIETTI, BAKER, BOBACK, V. BROWN, CALTAGIRONE, CAUSER, COHEN, D. COSTA, DONATUCCI, FLECK, GIBBONS, GINGRICH, GODSHALL, GRELL, GROVE, HARHART, HEFFLEY, KAUFFMAN, KILLION, KIRKLAND, KOTIK, KULA, LUCAS, MAJOR, MENTZER, MILLARD, MURT, MUSTIO, O'BRIEN, READSHAW, SONNEY, SWANGER, TALLMAN, THOMAS, TOBASH, WHITE, YOUNGBLOOD, SCHLEGEL CULVER, JAMES, BENNINGHOFF, BRIGGS AND PICKETT, JULY 1, 2014
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, JULY 1, 2014
1Directing the Joint State Government Commission, in
2collaboration with certain other State departments and
3agencies, to develop a report on diabetes and to issue the
4report to the House of Representatives.
16WHEREAS, Statistics show that with appropriate management and
3RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives direct the Joint
4State Government Commission to submit a report on diabetes that
5identifies goals and benchmarks and includes plans to reduce the
6incidence of diabetes, improve diabetes care and control
7complications associated with diabetes; and be it further
11(1) The Department of Health.
12(2) The Department of Public Welfare.
13(3) The Department of Education.
14(4) The State Employees' Retirement System.
15(5) The Health Care Containment Council.
19and be it further
20RESOLVED, That the Joint State Government Commission assess
21the financial impact and reach diabetes has on the residents of
22this Commonwealth and the State departments and agencies
23collaborating on the report, and that the assessment include all
24of the following:
30(3) The financial toll or impact diabetes and its
1complications placed on State department or agency programs.
6and be it further
7RESOLVED, That the Joint State Government Commission conduct
8an assessment of the benefits of implemented programs and
9activities aimed at controlling diabetes and preventing the
10disease, and that the assessment include the amount and source
11for any funding from the Federal Government and the General
12Assembly for programs and activities aimed at reaching those
13with diabetes; and be it further
14RESOLVED, That the Joint State Government Commission provide
15a description of the level of coordination existing between
16State departments and agencies on activities, programmatic
17activities and messaging on managing, treating or preventing all
18forms of diabetes and its complications; and be it further
19RESOLVED, That the Joint State Government Commission provide
20detailed plans and recommendations for the control and
21prevention of diabetes for consideration by the General
22Assembly, and that the plans and recommendations do all of the
30RESOLVED, That the Joint State Government Commission develop
1a detailed budget blueprint identifying needs, costs and
2resources required to implement the plans and recommendations of
3each department or agency, and that the blueprint include a
4budget range for all options presented in the recommendations
5identified by each department or agency for consideration by the
6General Assembly; and be it further
7RESOLVED, That the Joint State Government Commission provide
8the initial report on the estimated number of individuals with
9diabetes, pre-diabetes or related diabetes within each
10department or agency and any additional information the
11commission deems appropriate to the General Assembly by March 1,
122015; and be it further
13RESOLVED, That the Joint State Government Commission submit a
14final report on the items listed in this resolution to the
15Diabetes Caucus of the House of Representatives and the Human
16Services Committee of the House of Representatives by September
1715, 2015, and by September 15 of each odd-numbered year
18thereafter following the release of the initial report.