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HAP to Play Key Role in New Effort to bring Medical Liability Reform to the Commonwealth

February 03, 2017

In response to longstanding concerns about Pennsylvania’s legal climate, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) has joined with the state’s leading business and medical voices to form the Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil Justice Reform (PCCJR).

HAP, along with the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, Pennsylvania Medical Society, Pennsylvania Healthcare Association, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association, and the Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania established PCCJR to improve the state’s civil justice system by elevating awareness of key challenges, advocating for legal reform in the legislature, and ensuring fairness in the courts.

Leading the charge for PCCJR will be former Delaware Valley Healthcare Council of HAP Senior Vice President Curt Schroder. Prior to taking on this role, Schroder served as chief counsel to the Majority Appropriations Chairman in the State House of Representatives. Schroder also is a former legislator who was a steadfast advocate for legal liability reform throughout his entire legislative career.

With the 2017–2018 state legislative session under way, HAP looks forward to working with members and the PCCJR to implement a legal reform policy agenda that will reverse the hostile liability environment that limits business growth and increases health care costs in the commonwealth.

For additional information, please contact Scott Bishop, HAP’s senior vice president, legislative advocacy.

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