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Regular Session 2007-2008
House Bill 700

Short Title:
An Act amending Title 40 (Insurance) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, reforming the health care system by providing for access to affordable health insurance coverage for previously uninsured individuals and for small businesses, ensuring that charitable health care institutions meet their community benefit requirements, strengthening Commonwealth oversight of health insurance rate increases, imposing certain duties on retail drug stores, hospitals and certain outpatient facilities to report price information, establishing the Pennsylvania Center for Health Careers and the Health Careers Leadership Council, removing barriers to individual health care providers from practicing to the full extent of their scope of practice, education and training, imposing certain health information technology requirements on health care providers, imposing patient safety obligations on hospitals and nursing homes, prohibiting smoking in areas open to the public, food service establishments and places of employment, providing for administration, imposing penalties and making repeals.
Prime Sponsor:
Last Action:
Referred to INSURANCE, March 22, 2007 [House]
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