Contact: Apoorva Stull
WASHINGTON, DC—The College of American Pathologists (CAP) released the following statement in support of HR 6886 the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020:
“To relieve financial stresses on pathologists and their laboratories and practices, the CAP is supporting passage of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act. This important piece of legislation will give Paycheck Protection Program recipients greater flexibilities to use funds beyond an initial eight-week timeframe as the COVID-19 pandemic has persisted. In addition, the bill will give recipients additional opportunities to repay or seek loan forgiveness during a time of great economic uncertainty. We applaud the efforts of Rep. Roy Chip for leading this bipartisan bill with Reps. Dean Phillips, Tom Emmer, and Fred Upton. Pathologists appreciate their work, and the work of the Ways and Means Small Business Subcommittee, as pathologists have worked tirelessly to bring new COVID-19 testing to communities across the United States as regular revenues from pathology and laboratory services ceased.”
About the College of American Pathologists
As the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. As a 501(c)(6) membership organization, the CAP is the only entity representing pathologists with unrestricted advocacy capability and a political action committee, PathPAC. For more information, visit yourpathologist.org to watch pathologists at work and see the stories of the patients who trust them with their care. Read the CAP Annual Report.