The Pennsylvania House Bill 1482 was signed into law by former Gov. Ed Rendell on November 23, 2010. This law requires health care providers to wear a photo identification badge while working. The law is beneficial to patients and their families as it will identify the type of provider servicing them. The levels of education and training a provider has received will be easy for users of health care services to verify with this type of worn credential.
Currently, there is clarification needed from lawmakers about the intent of the bill. The PA State Department of Health is requesting clarification as to what groups of medical providers would be required to wear the photo identification cards while at work.
The effective date of the bill is also being determined. The Department of Health advises that they will give ample time for providers to source their id badging.
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