During a virtual news conference on May 28, PCCJR members representing businesses, hospitals, health care providers, and senior care facilities joined together to send the message that liability protections must be in place for Pennsylvania to have a smart restart of its economy.
The message was simple and clear: health care providers should be able to deliver care and Pennsylvanians should be able to reopen the economy without fear of getting sued. By failing to offer liability protections, Pennsylvania remains an outlier among states. By comparison, New York and New Jersey have taken strong legislative action.
Governor Tom Wolf’s executive order on immunity doesn’t go far enough, particularly as businesses work to meet the unprecedented demand for personal protective equipment and others work to re-open in the face of the continued pandemic.
Our thanks to the Pennsylvania Medical Society, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association, PA Chamber of Business and Industry, NFIB-PA and Pennsylvania Health Care Association for participating in the event and continuing the full court press to get the legislature and governor to act!