Mar. 11, 2019

WHAT: The House Human Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), will hold a public hearing on House Bills 424 and 596, sponsored by Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon). The bills would create a bed registry and a warm hand-off for addiction treatment. The Blue Guardian program from Lehigh County, which was the inspiration for the warm hand-off legislation, will make a presentation.

WHO: DiGirolamo, Heffley, committee members, drug and alcohol service providers, emergency room physicians and hospital officials.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 12, 9 a.m.

WHERE: Room G-50 Irvis Office Building, Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: Barring any technical problems, the hearing will be streamed live at and

Media contact: Andy Briggs, 717.260.6474,