Gov. Corbett said the change allowing doctors to offer condolences will improve the relationship between patients and their health care providers.
A state senate committee in Harrisburg has given its approval to a bill that would have Pennsylvania opt out of abortion coverage as part of the new federal health care law taking effect.
During budget hearings last week, state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle continued to pressure Governor Corbett to address transportation funding, as the PennDOT secretary expressed concerns about Pennsylvania’s aging bridges.
Dr. Eli Avila, tapped by Governor Corbett to head the state Health Department, says he will play a personal role in changing the mindset of his agency, which had virtually abdicated its duty to regulate Pennsylvania abortion clinics.