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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: January 2, 2019 01:28 PM
From: Representative Robert Freeman
To: All House members
Subject: 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.