Metcalfe introduces bill that would prohibit doctors from dismissing patients based on vaccination status

Metcalfe introduces bill that would prohibit doctors from dismissing patients based on vaccination status

As the medical community doubles down on research backing the effectiveness and safety of vaccinations, one lawmaker in the House is hoping to pass a bill that would bar doctors from being able to dismiss patients from a practice, and take away their medical license if they do so. 
  

Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) was joined by lawmakers, members of the medical community and dozens of parents Tuesday to introduce HB 286, a bill which promotes “informed consent” and aims to limit discrimination within the medical community. 


Tuesday, April 30, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Health and air concerns linger despite clarion coke works repairs

Health and air concerns linger despite clarion coke works repairs

Despite less visibly smog-filled air, Pittsburgh and areas that surround it continue to struggle with air quality. Aside making lists of worst places in the nation air quality-wise, a Christmas Eve Clairton Coke Works fire reminded residents and elect officials alike of the threat pollution poses to the most vulnerable in the city and in Allegheny County.

This week U.S. Steel announced that it had completed its repairs, but worries linger. After a post-agenda on air quality called by Pittsburgh City Councilman Corey O’Connor (D-District 5), it’s clear the county has a long way to go where air quality is concerned.

Friday, April 5, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Tags: healthair
Press Conference Overview - May 1, 2017

Press Conference Overview - May 1, 2017

Watch an overview of some of the press events held at the Capitol Monday.
Monday, May 1, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Gov. Wolf to seek consolidation of four state agencies

Gov. Wolf to seek consolidation of four state agencies

Continuing to seek government efficiencies and consolidation instead of broad-based tax increases to balance the coming fiscal year’s budget, Gov. Tom Wolf formally announced Monday the long-rumored consolidation of four state agencies into one Department of Health and Human Services.

 

According to the administration, the four agencies that will be consolidated are the Department of Human Services, Department of Health, Department of Aging, and Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.

Monday, January 30, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Last dance for medical marijuana?

According to House Republican leadership, the last dance for the issue of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania is likely destined to be joint committee hearings on Senate Bill 1182, which passed the Senate just two weeks ago, and not consideration of a legalization measure on the House floor.

Steve Miskin, spokesperson for the Speaker and House Majority Leader, told reporters Tuesday afternoon that joint hearings will be held between the House Judiciary and House Health committees, but no specific timeframe for the hearings has been established.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
RSS
12