Improving Health Care

Working to make health care safe and affordable.



  • Act 4 of 2017 improves care for stroke victims by adding acute stroke-ready hospitals and comprehensive stroke centers to the provisions of the Primary Stroke Center Recognition Act.
  • Senate Bill 3 (Brooks) amends the Abortion Control Act to reduce the maximum gestational age for legal abortions from 24 to 20 weeks and prohibits dismemberment abortion.
  • Senate Bill 446 (McGarrigle) establishes standards and criteria for the operation of addiction recovery houses.
  • Senate Bill 662 (Bartolotta) strengthens penalties on drug dealers for the delivery or distribution of an illicit drug that results in serious bodily injury to the user.
  • Senate Bill 25 (Bartolotta) gives full practice authority to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.

Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee
PA Health Department