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Pennsylvania Bill Seeks Liability Protections for Physicians Treating COVID-19 Patients

A bill in the Pennsylvania legislature would protect healthcare providers from liability while treating or providing testing to COVID-19 patients (absent gross negligence, recklessness, or misconduct). The bill would go beyond a civil immunity executive order, signed by Gov. Tom Wolf in May, that protects healthcare practitioners in hospitals and long-term care facilities but not in outpatient settings.

To learn more about the bill, including a link for Pennsylvania physicians to contact their state senator to support the bill, click here.