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Cutler, Bryan

The Honorable Bryan Cutler

Representative Bryan Cutler serves on the PTSF Board of Directors as the designee of Representative Kathy Rapp who occupies the seat on the PTSF Board assigned to the Minority Chair of the House Health Committee. He represents the 100th Legislative District in Lancaster County. In June 2020, he was elected by his colleagues to serve as the 139th Speaker of the House, having previously served as the Majority Leader. He was re-elected Speaker of the House in January 2021 and served as speaker through January 2023.
Representative Cutler has a law degree, focused on health care law, from Widener Law School, and is a member of the Lancaster Bar Association. His work history includes practicing law with the firm of Nikolaus & Hohenadel and prior to that working at Lancaster General Hospital in Radiology services. 
Representative Cutler’s bill to eliminate redundant hospital accreditation procedures for hospitals that already meet all state licensing requirements, was signed into law as Act 60 of 2013.  In 2019 he supported the PTSF in the passage of Act 54 of 2019 which provided funding for Level IV trauma centers in rural counties of Pennsylvania and prevented Level I and II trauma centers from developing near one another thereby preventing reductions in trauma volumes and putting patient outcomes at risk. 
Representative Cutler also led efforts to reform the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), promoted greater integrity and transparency in state government strengthening lobbyist disclosure law, and most recently led efforts to establish a state-based health insurance exchange.