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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: January 8, 2015 10:30 AM
From: Senator John T. Yudichak
To: All Senate members
Subject: Legislation to Address Suspected Cancer or Disease Clusters
I am re-introducing Senate Bill 165 from last session. This legislation establishes a process for the Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Protection to follow whenever there is a suspected cancer or disease cluster. The legislation provides for a definition of a “disease or cancer cluster” and provides the Department of Health with clear authority to investigate the possible causes.

The bill would also allow for the development of an interdisciplinary response team to investigate suspected cancer or disease clusters. The Department of Health will also be allowed to establish community advisory committees in areas where there is a suspected cancer or disease cluster.

Last session the following Senators were cosponsors: FARNESE, TEPLITZ, TARTAGLIONE, ARGALL, FONTANA, RAFFERTY, COSTA AND BREWSTER

Introduced as SB380