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October 1, 2019

SWPPA supports Assisted Living Legislation

SWPPA Scorecard of PA House Bill 1442

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Partnership for Aging developed a scorecard implementing the Principles of an Ideal Long-Term Living System for Pennsylvania’s Older Adults. This scorecard is used to understand and analyze the potential impact of legislation. A bill, PA House Bill 1442, a law to allow waivers to some of the physical site requirements, rules, and regulations for personal care homes and assisted living residences, is under consideration in the House of Pennsylvania’s General Assembly and was considered on a fast track from committee to the floors of both chambers. However, it has not moved out of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee yet. Members of SWPPA’s Policy Committee reviewed the legislation and, using the scorecard, addressed how each principle is reflected in the bill. They then presented it to the Board of Directors, which agreed to its distribution to the Aging and Older Adult Services Committee members and SWPPA’s membership.
If you support HB 1442, we encourage you to reach out to your legislators and urge them to move the bill forward for consideration on the floor and to move it to the Pennsylvania Senate.

Read the Scorecard for HB 1442 here

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