On Jan. 6, I was sworn in to office as state representative of the 68th Legislative District for the 12th time. I was also reappointed chairman of the House Health Committee. I look forward to serving the great people of Tioga, Bradford and Potter counties and working on legislative measures that will help improve the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians.
Legislation containing key language authored by Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) to combat prescription drug abuse was signed into law on Oct. 27 by Gov. Tom Corbett. The new law expands the state’s prescription drug monitoring program to include Schedule II through V controlled substances that are prescribed and dispensed in Pennsylvania. The database will help improve patient care and prescribing practices, uncover drug diversion, and identify “doctor shopping.” Pictured with Baker and the governor at the table is Sen. Pat Vance (R-Cumberland/York), who sponsored the Senate bill.