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In response to the Wolf Administration’s plans to increase testing and public reporting of COVID-19 cases in the state’s long-term care facilities, AARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh issued the following statement:
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AARP Pennsylvania today encouraged members of the General Assembly and Wolf Administration to reach agreement on legislation that would establish new guidelines for telemedicine services in the Commonwealth.
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AARP Kansas State Director Dr. Maren Turner, commended Governor Laura Kelly for issuing Executive Order No. 20-26 that allows for the relief from certain restrictions relating to the provision of healthcare services in light of the public health emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, Dr. Turner thanked the Governor for permitting nurse practitioners and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to provide healthcare without written physician contracts.
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The Pennsylvania House Professional Licensure Committee is currently considering Senate Bill 780, which would offer state residents more options for health care through telemedicine.
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