Business groups say Gov. Wolf’s civil immunity for healthcare providers not enough

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December 31, 1969

Last week, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order giving certain healthcare practitioners protection against liability for good faith actions taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic – a move state business groups say does not go far enough, according to a report in Pennsylvania Business Report.

PA Chamber of Business and Industry President and CEO Gene Barr said businesses on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle – such as those working to make personal protective equipment and ensure critical supply chains continue – should be protected from unscrupulous lawsuits as well. Barr cited a recent poll by ILR that shows the majority of Americans believe that employers must have protections from COVID-19-related lawsuits as they reopen.

12/31/1969