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PA Senate approves Telemedicine legislation
Senate Bill 739, legislation that would require provider reimbursement for, and offer guidance on the use of telemedicine services in Pennsylvania, has passed the state Senate with bipartisan support. The PAFP has long advocated for telemedicine legislation. The bill now moves to the House, which has already passed House Bill 1512, related to telemedicine.


PA House and Senate Considering Expanding Smoking Ban to Casinos
Leaders in both chambers are seeking to amend Pennsylvania's Clean Indoor Air Act of 2008 and protect patrons and employees from the effects of second hand smoke.  House Health Chairman Rep. Dan Frankel is hoping to have his bill, HB 1657, voted on by the full House.  The PAFP supports legislation that ensure the increased health, safety, and quality of life of all Pennsylvanians. 


CME at the beach? Time's running out!  

Registration is still open for our Summer SEA-M-E Conference being held at the Hyatt Place Dewey Beach June 9 - 13, offering over 22 AAFP Prescribed and AOA Category 1 credit. The venue offers indoor and outdoor classrooms overlooking Rehoboth Bay. Due to its popularity, we ordered a second Sunset Cruise boat!   Space is limited. Learn more, preview agenda and register.


PA to Ban Cell Phone Use While Driving

Governor Josh Shapiro is expected to sign a bill passed by the General Assembly similar to one he introduced 18 years ago while he was a State Representative.  Twenty-eight states already have such restrictions. It will go into effect one year after he signs the measure into law. 


PA House passes bill restricting non-compete clauses

On April 17, the state House of Representatives passed House Bill 1633, which would limit the use of non-compete clauses, also known as restrictive covenants, in health care provider contracts. The bill passed with bipartisan support by a vote of 150-50. The PAFP supports prohibiting the use of restrictive covenants in physician employment contracts to help improve access to health care for all Pennsylvanians. The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration. Read the PAFP's memo of support.


FREE CME ONLINE - Choose from 15+ Topics, Including Pain/Opioids! 

According to a recent member survey, FREE online CME is one of the most popular benefits of PAFP membership. So we're adding EVEN MORE outstanding patient safety CME to our on-demand library. Free to all PAFP members! Access recorded CME sessions at your convenience through your free Eeds account, which records and tracks your CME credits. See current list of webcasts.



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