michele campbell, msn, rnc, executive administrator of the pa state nurses association today testified before the house majority policy committee in opposition of tax clearance proposals on behalf of the alliance of health care providers.
the tax clearance proposals are part of a detailed report by the pa department of revenue to the chairman and minority chairman of the appropriations committee and the finance committee of the senate and the chairman and minority chairman of the appropriations committee and the finance committee of the house of representatives outlining the plans and costs concerning a statewide tax clearance for licensees, permits and registrations. the proposal would allow for the state to attach license renewals to the payment of any state taxes.
"there are a multitude of reasons why the state should not attach license renewals to tax clearances", said michele campbell, msn, rnc, executive administrator for the pa state nurses association. "among the many reasons why, are increased opportunities for bureaucratic errors which would lead to health care workers loosing their jobs causing further strain on the industry as a whole."
the alliance of health care providers represents almost 40% of the over 800,000 licensed workers in pennsylvania.
"this proposal is further flawed below its surface. with short time frames for health care workers to contest inaccuracies and no mechanism in place to expunge disciplinary errors health care workers may find it more prudent to leave the profession or the state all together."
the department of revenue's extensive report only considered the feasibility and fiscal implications of the tax clearance proposal. the report did not consider its constitutionality, nor did it consider the indirect impact on the quality of care in pennsylvania.
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