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On hospital licensure recommendations (Aug 2015)


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Implementation of Updated Health Care Facility Regulations

Act 60 of 2013 allows the Department of Health (DOH) to grant "deemed status" licensure to facilities accredited by an approved national accreditation organization, such as The Joint Commission. The legislation also allows hospitals that are accredited to be exempt from routine licensure renewal surveys conducted by DOH. HAP will continue to work to reform the licensure process for specialty hospitals.

In addition, for those hospitals that are not accredited by one of the approved national accreditation organizations, HAP is working with DOH to identify key regulations for a streamlined, expedited exceptions process to provide relief for the conflicts between federal and state standards.

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New Joint Commission Pain Management Guidelines Designed to Combat Opioid Crisis

In response to the opioid crisis, the Joint Commission—one of the nation’s largest health care accreditation organizations—has released new pain assessment and management standards, effective January 1. The commission accredits and certifies the majority of hospitals and health systems in Pennsylvania, where the opioid crisis has hit especially hard.


June 13, 2017

Bill to Improve Stroke Care in PA Signed into Law

Governor Wolf has signed House Bill 23 into law. Act 4 of 2017 ensures that patients are taken to stroke centers that deliver appropriate levels of care. 


May 23, 2017

Stroke Center Update Legislation Heads to Governor for Signature

As Stroke Awareness Month comes to an end, the Pennsylvania Senate voted unanimously to update the stroke designation law, ensuring that patients are taken to stroke centers that deliver the appropriate level of care.


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September 13, 2017

The Federal Government Wants to Reduce Health Care Red Tape? Here’s Pennsylvania Hospitals’ Wish List!

Our federal government says it wants to reduce the unnecessary red tape that is holding back American innovation and driving up the costs of goods and services—including those related to health care. On behalf of Pennsylvania hospitals and health systems, I am pleased to say that we want to help with that.

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Pennsylvania’s Physician Credentialing Process Is Keeping Doctors from Patients

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