Confirmation Hearing for Nomination of Dr. Karen Murphy for Secretary of Health

Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

10 a.m, Majority Caucus Room

To consider the nomination of Dr. Karen Murphy as Secretary of Health

Opening Statements – Senator Vance/Senator Kitchen

Introduction of the Acting Secretary by Senator Blake

Dr. Karen Murphy – Acting Secretary Department of Health


SB 609 (Mensch) | Bill Summary – Creates the Prostate Cancer Surveillance, Education, Detection and Treatment Act

Amendment A01530 – Changes the Department of Health’s responsibilities, the composition of the task force and adds an expiration date.

SR 113 (Kitchen/Vance) | Bill Summary – Urges the Commonwealth to use “person first” language when referring to people with disabilities.