Wheeland Bill to Improve Access to Home Health Care Services Signed into Law
HARRISBURG - Legislation authored by state Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-Lycoming) that would help improve access to home health care services by making permanent two regulations waived during the COVID-19 pandemic was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf.

“Being able to receive care at home is often a comfort to both patients and their families, and it is typically more cost effective as well,” Wheeland said. “I am so pleased we were able to work together to ensure our citizens who want to receive care at home are better able to do so.”

Prior to the pandemic, non-physician practitioners were unable to order or oversee orders for home health care services. Additionally, registered nurses were not able to perform remote visits to patients in need of home health care services. Due to great need, those regulations were waived during the pandemic. Wheeland’s House Bill 2401, now Act 30 of 2022, makes these exceptions permanent, so health care services are more accessible to those individuals who cannot leave their homes to obtain care or treatment. 

Questions about this bill or any other state-government related issue can be directed to Wheeland’s office at 570-321-1270. 

Representative Jeff C. Wheeland
83rd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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