Department Consolidation in PA?

Is it a good idea to consolidate Pennsylvania’s Human Services, Aging, Health, and Drug and Alcohol Programs departments into a single new Department of Health and Human Services?

Governor Tom Wolf offered such a proposal in his FY 2018 budget message and the Pennsylvania General Assembly is now weighing the merits of this proposal.

To explain more about its intentions and plans, the Wolf administration has established a web page that explains the proposed consolidation, which it refers to as “unification.”  Included on the web page are a general description of the proposal, explanations of the benefits the administration believes it offers, a proposed organizational table for the new Department of Health and Human Services, and a link to proposed enabling legislation.

Find it all here.

Filed in Pennsylvania proposed FY 2018 budget.

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