Physicians and Psychologists Upset by Gag Law on Fracking Chemicals
The Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, requires companies to provide the names of chemicals and gases used in fracking, to a state-maintained registry. An added legislative conference provision of HB1950 CL58 included a gag order for health professionals, “The vendor, service provider or operator may request, and the health professional shall provide upon request, a written statement of need and a confidentiality agreement from the health professional as soon as circumstances permit, in conformance with regulations promulgated under this chapter.”
In a nut shell, physicians can receive information for patients suspected of illness from fracking chemicals, but are gagged from letting those patients know the cause of their illness.
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Walter Brasch: Pennsylvania Fracking Law Gags Physicians