SNAP Asks Wolf to Sign COVID-19 Liability Protection Bill

Sign a bill to provide vital liability protection to health care providers during the COVID-19 emergency, SNAP asked Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf in a letter the association delivered to the governor yesterday.

Safety-Net Association of Pennsylvania logoIn the letter, SNAP wrote that

Medical professionals and hospitals on the frontlines should be permitted to use their clinical judgment without risk or fear from civil liability for decisions made in good faith. House Bill 1737, which was recently sent to your desk for consideration, would provide civil liability protections for the medical decisions made in caring for Pennsylvania’s citizens during the COVID-19 disaster declaration. This legislation would protect hospitals and providers from questionable lawsuits and the financial harm they could cause, especially at a time when hospitals have experienced significant financial stress.

Go here to see SNAP’s letter to Governor Wolf about Pennsylvania House Bill 1737.

Filed in Coronavirus, COVID-19.

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