Nov. 18, 2019

WHAT: The House Human Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), will hold a public hearing on Senate Bill 675, which provides for licensure of office-based Buprenorphine prescribers.

WHO: DiGirolamo; members of the Human Services Committee; Rachel Levine, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health; Dr. Michael Lynch, medical director of the Pittsburgh Poison Center and professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Dr. Perry Meadows, medical director of government programs with Geisinger Health Plan; Dr. William Santoro, public policy chair with the Pennsylvania Society of Addiction Medicine; Dr. Donna Eget, co-chair of the Lackawanna Opioid Coalition; Dr. J. Michael Kowalski, medical director of the emergency department at Einstein Medical Center; Dr. Thomas Farley, Philadelphia health commissioner; Sus Friedberg Kalson, CEO of Squirrel Hill Health Center; Jason Snyder, regional director of strategic partnerships at Pinnacle Treatment Centers; Ken Dickinson; co-founder and past president of the Pennsylvania Recovering Pharmacists Program; and Deb Beck, president, Drug and Alcohol Service Providers Organization of Pennsylvania.

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 9 a.m.

WHERE: Room 60 East Wing, Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: The hearing will be streamed live at

Media contact: Tracy Polovick, 717.260.6358,