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PRINTER'S NO. 2290
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
2007
Session of
2021
INTRODUCED BY HANBIDGE, DALEY, HILL-EVANS, SANCHEZ, HOHENSTEIN
AND O'MARA, OCTOBER 21, 2021
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, OCTOBER 21, 2021
AN ACT
Amending the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.177, No.175), entitled
"An act providing for and reorganizing the conduct of the
executive and administrative work of the Commonwealth by the
Executive Department thereof and the administrative
departments, boards, commissions, and officers thereof,
including the boards of trustees of State Normal Schools, or
Teachers Colleges; abolishing, creating, reorganizing or
authorizing the reorganization of certain administrative
departments, boards, and commissions; defining the powers and
duties of the Governor and other executive and administrative
officers, and of the several administrative departments,
boards, commissions, and officers; fixing the salaries of the
Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and certain other executive
and administrative officers; providing for the appointment of
certain administrative officers, and of all deputies and
other assistants and employes in certain departments, boards,
and commissions; providing for judicial administration; and
prescribing the manner in which the number and compensation
of the deputies and all other assistants and employes of
certain departments, boards and commissions shall be
determined," in powers and duties of the Department of Health
and its departmental administrative and advisory boards,
providing for perimenopause and menopause education.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. The act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.177, No.175), known
as The Administrative Code of 1929, is amended by adding a
section to read:
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Section 2127. Perimenopause and Menopause Education.--The
Department of Health shall have the power, and its duty shall
be, to:
(1) E nter into partnerships with health care providers,
including obstetricians and gynecologists, and community-based
health centers and hospitals to educate women on the symptoms,
processes and other issues surrounding perimenopause and
menopause so that women may be prepared for perimenopause and
menopause.
(2) Create informational materials in electronic and
physical form, in coordination with the partners described in
paragraph (1), which may be distributed to or accessed by women
who are determined by their health care provider to be
experiencing or will soon be experiencing perimenopause and
menopause. The informational materials must include:
(i) Symptoms of and treatments for perimenopause and
menopause.
(ii) Symptoms of perimenopause and menopause for which a
woman would consult a health care provider.
(iii) The biological process behind perimenopause and
menopause.
(iv) How to talk to family and friends about perimenopause
and menopause.
(v) Any other information that the Department of Health
deems necessary to prepare and educate women regarding
perimenopause and menopause.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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