VIDEO: Sen. Yaw's new bill would block the merger of DDAP and DHHS

VIDEO: Sen. Yaw's new bill would block the merger of DDAP and DHHS

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming) joined The PLS Reporter to talk about his bill, Senate Bill 828, which would block the consolidation of the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs into the proposed Department of Health and Human Services. Find out why he is against this merger and what he feels should happen. 
Monday, July 17, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Sen. Langerholc one of many to rally against removing individuals with disabilities from their workplaces

Sen. Langerholc one of many to rally against removing individuals with disabilities from their workplaces

Sen. Wayne Langerholc (R-Cambria) was one of many legislators who rallied to prevent residents of Pennsylvania with disabilities from being forced out of their workplaces and day programs. 

According to advocates, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is attempting to force individuals with disabilities to spend 75 percent of their time in the community and away from their workshops and programs.

Monday, March 13, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
AG DePasquale: “When a person receiving benefits dies, the benefits should stop. Period.”

AG DePasquale: “When a person receiving benefits dies, the benefits should stop. Period.”

At a press conference Thursday morning, Auditor General DePasquale said that the Department of Human Services (DHS) should stop putting public assistance benefits on ACCESS cards that belong to people who have died. 

DePasqaule found in his latest audit that, during a 12-month period, DHS had paid public assistance benefits to over 2,000 card holders who had passed away. 

He stated that he is working to "make sure we can better protect taxpayers and make sure that the people who need assistance are the ones getting it."

Thursday, September 29, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Pennsylvania to get 25 more Centers of Excellence to address opioid crisis

Pennsylvania to get 25 more Centers of Excellence to address opioid crisis

The Wolf administration announced on Monday the implementation of an additional 25 Centers of Excellence (COE) locations throughout the state, which are expected to be up-and-running by January 1. 

COE’s offer treatment for those with opioid-related substance use disorder.

“Adding the 25 new locations brings the total number of COEs to 45,” said DHS Secretary Ted Dallas. “The department’s goal is to provide all Pennsylvanians with treatment that addresses not only their substance use disorder but also the underlying physical and behavioral health issues that often are at the root of their addiction.”
Monday, August 29, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
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