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Pennsylvania Governor Signs Health Care Staffing Legislation Into Law

Last week, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law HB 2293, a bill establishing registration and oversight of contract health care services agencies. The law applies to temporary health care services agencies that provide employees to assisted living communities, personal care homes, and nursing homes.

Among other things, the new law requires covered agencies to register with the state; pay an annual registration fee; and provide health care facilities with documentation that any personnel assigned to the facility meets all licensing, certification, training, and continuing education standards. The bill also eliminates the use of noncompete agreements by both the health care services agency and the health care facility.

The original version of the bill, which was introduced in January during the surge of the Covid-19 omicron variant, contained language that would have capped what a health care services agency could charge a health care facility at 150% of the average rate for the service as determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. Health care services agencies would have also been required to file annual cost reports with the department. ASA, working with its lobbyist Emerald Strategies, was successful in getting those provisions stripped from the bill.

Proponents of the legislation have vowed to continue to push for rate caps in future legislation, which ASA would vigorously oppose.

Free ASA Webinar Today—Panel Discussion on Hiring Military Veterans

Don’t miss today’s ASA webinar “Panel Discussion: Tapping Untapped Talents, Part Two (Focus: Hiring Veterans and Military Spouses),” 2–3 p.m. Eastern time. In the second session in the two-part Tapping Untapped Talents series—presented by the ASA inclusion, diversity, and equity advocacy (IDEA) group—a panel of experts with experience connecting the military community with meaningful employment opportunities will discuss the benefits of sourcing and employing military veterans and their spouses. The ASA IDEA group is sponsored by ASA corporate partner Monster and by Anthem, along with supporting sponsors HiringSolved and WorkN.

All ASA webinars are free for ASA members, and most qualify for continuing education hours toward ASA certification renewal. To learn more and to register, visit

ASA Quarterly Survey Now Open—Get Free Staffing Employment and Sales Data

The association’s quarterly Staffing Employment and Sales Survey for the third quarter of 2022 is now open. Participate in the survey and compare how your company is doing with similar-sized companies and firms within your industry sector.

After completing the survey, you will be able to access an exclusive online report archive, which includes benchmarks for the number of direct hire searches and permanent placements, sector-specific gross margin trends, and payroll and productivity metrics by company size. Participate by Nov. 25 to get the staffing industry information you’re looking for.

Register to take the survey, or view the questionnaire, at If you have questions or did not receive a survey link, email There are no fees to participate.