House Democratic Policy Committee to hold hearing on COVID-19 Impact on Nursing Homes and Congregate Care Facilities Friday in Capitol
HARRISBURG, Sept. 8 – State Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today that the House Democratic Policy Committee will hold a public hearing on the COVID-19 impacts on nursing homes and congregate care facilities.
The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11 in Room G-50 Irvis Office Building in Harrisburg. The media and public are urged to watch the livestream at www.pahouse.com/live.
Requested by state Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, the hearing will gather perspectives from facilities in her districts and statewide groups. Testifiers will speak remotely while members will participate in person and remotely.
Testifiers will include:
- Sarah Boateng, executive deputy secretary, PA Department of Health.
- Keara Klinepeter, special advisor to the secretary, PA Department of Health.
- Jim Brexler, president and CEO, Doylestown Health (on behalf of Doylestown Health’s Pine Run Retirement Community).
- Doreen Illis, administrator, Pediatric Specialty Care.
Following the hearing, testimonies and full hearing video will be posted at www.pahouse.com/policycommittee.