Hospital Workforce and Administrative Requirements Proposals


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Related Information

Overview of Child Protective Services Law Requirements
Resource for hospitals to assure compliance by health care practitioners with the PA Child Protective Services Law (July 2015)

Interim Guidance
for compliance with Act 110 of 2010 (photo ID badges) (Mar 2015)

HAP/PSPA Overview
Revised physician assistant countersignature requirements (Dec 2014)

Guidebook on Updates to Various Practice Acts
Guidebook on use of physician assistants, certified registered nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and clinical nurse specialists (2013)

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HAPAC and HAPAC-Federal are the political action committees of HAP. Participation in HAPAC helps HAP communicate to lawmakers the vital role that health care facilities and their employees play in their communities every day. Learn more

HAP advocates for policies that support:

  • Flexibility to respond to changing health care demands
  • Sufficient education programs for physicians, nurses, and health care professionals
  • Adequate residency slots for physicians
  • Safe workplaces
  • Team-based models of care
  • Limited administrative burdens

HAP’s 2019 Health Care Talent Task Force is guiding the development of strategies that will help attract and retain the health care talent pool. This work will be informed by the Joint State Government Commission Workforce Report.


HAP supports House Bill 39, which allows health care workers to remove their last names from their facility identification badges. HAP also supports Senate Bill 351, which would add all health care practitioners to a protected class in the event of an on-duty assault, and increase the penalty.


HAP supports Senate Bill 25, which allows advanced practice professionals to practice to the full extent of their education and training in all health care facility settings.


Patient volume, acuity, and staff availability influence nurse staffing levels. Every day, hospitals review these and other factors to develop staffing plans. HAP advocates to give hospitals complete flexibility to establish safe, effective, and collaborative staffing practices. HAP opposes Senate Bill 63/House Bill 867 which establish nurse-patient ratios.

Related News

July 02, 2019

Governor Signs Bills to Streamline the Processing of Physician Assistant Written Agreement Approvals

Governor Tom Wolf signed two bills into law that clarify that a third-party delegate can assist in the process of physician assistant agreements under the Department of State’s Pennsylvania Licensing System.

June 14, 2019

Study Finds Pennsylvania among States with Highest Rate of Drug Overdose Deaths

According to a recent Commonwealth Fund study, Pennsylvania has the third highest death rate from drug overdoses (behind Ohio and West Virginia) and mortality rates from drug overdoses were at least five times higher than rates for alcohol-related deaths and about three times higher than suicide rates.

June 12, 2019

HAP-Supported Nurse Practitioner Bill Passes Senate

HAP-supported Senate Bill 25 was voted on today by the full Senate. Sponsored by Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-Washington), the bill allows certified nurse practitioners (CNP) to practice to the full scope of their license without the need for physician supervision after they have worked under such supervision for three years and 3,600 hours.

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