On Monday, March 13, the House Health Committee will hold a meeting at 9:30 am in Room 205, Ryan Office Building to vote on HB478, which is sponsored by Rep. Tina Pickett (R – Bradford). The bill aims to assist outpatient psychiatric clinics to meet the growing demand and address the shortage of psychiatric time we are facing in Pennsylvania by changing the number of hours of psychiatric supervision required for each staff member per week. Additionally, the bill will allow licensed prescribing professionals to work within their scope of practice as is the case in the physical health care arena. RCPA requests members to contact legislators that serve on the House Health Committee, and ask them to vote YES to move the bill out of committee.
The following legislators serve on the House Health Committee:
Matt Baker, Chair
Flo Fabrizio, Chair
Mary Jo Daley