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Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: February 26, 2018 02:52 PM
From: Representative Robert Freeman
To: All House members
Subject: Proposed Legislation: Open Medical Staff
In the near future, I will introduce legislation that amends the Health Care Facilities Act to ensure that physicians have access to medical staff membership and can continue to provide appropriate care for their patients.

Exclusive contracting by non-profit hospitals and hospital networks is a critical health care issue in Pennsylvania. Physicians, fully licensed and credentialed by the state, should not be denied the right to join a medical staff. Medical staffs should not be closed to independent physicians and the proposed “Open Medical Staff” language will address this concern.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this legislation.

If you have any questions regarding this legislation, please contact Brianna Medevich in my office by e-mail at bmedevic@pahouse.net or by telephone at 717-783-3815.