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AB 508 (Garcia D) Public health: maternal health.

Status6/21/2016-Re-referred to Coms. on JUD. and HEALTH.

Summary: Would require the State Department of Public Health to prepare and submit to the Legislature an annual report on maternal mortality and morbidity in California, including an analysis of maternal deaths and severe maternal morbidity. The bill would also require the department, in order to develop accurate reports in a resource-efficient manner, to consider existing resources, including, among others, opportunities for partnerships with other entities and use of physician volunteers.


AB 1306 (Burke D) Healing arts: certified nurse-midwives: scope of practice.

Status6/29/2016-From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (June 27).

Summary: Would require an applicant for a certificate to practice nurse-midwifery to provide evidence of current advanced level national certification by a certifying body that meets standards established and approved by the Board of Registered Nursing. This bill would also require the board to create and appoint a Nurse-Midwifery Advisory Council consisting of certified nurse-midwives in good standing with experience in hospital settings, alternative birth settings, and home settings, a nurse-midwife educator, as specified, and a consumer of midwifery care.


AB 1561 (Garcia D) Sales and use taxes: exemption: sanitary napkins: tampons.

Status: 6/22/2016-From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (June 22). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

Summary: Would exempt from sales and use taxes the gross receipts from the sale in this state of, and the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of, sanitary napkins and tampons. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.


AB 1795 (Atkins D) Health care programs: cancer.

Status6/15/2016-From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (June 15). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

Summary: Current law requires the State Department of Health Care Services to perform various health functions, including providing breast and cervical cancer screening and treatment for low-income individuals. Current law defines "period of coverage" as beginning when an individual is made eligible for a covered condition and not to exceed 18 or 24 months, respectively, for a diagnosis of breast cancer or a diagnosis of cervical cancer. This bill would delete that definition and, instead, provide that the treatment services be for the duration of the period of treatment for an individual made eligible for treatment due to a diagnosis of breast cancer or cervical cancer, or who is diagnosed with a reoccurrence of breast cancer or cervical cancer, as long as the individual continues to meet all other eligibility requirements.


AB 1939 (Patterson R) Licensing requirements.

Status: 5/27/2016-Failed Deadline pursuant to Joint Rule 61(b)(8). (Last location was APPR. SUSPENSE FILE on 4/27/2016)

Summary: The Department of Consumer Affairs is comprised of various boards, bureaus, commissions, committees, and similarly constituted agencies that license and regulate the practice of various professions and vocations for the purpose of protecting the people of California. Current law requires each of these entities to submit annually to the director of the department its methods for ensuring that every licensing examination it administers is subject to periodic evaluation. This bill would require the Legislative Analyst's Office to conduct a study and submit to the Legislature and the department by July 1, 2017, a report identifying, exploring, and addressing occupational licensing requirements that create unnecessary barriers to labor market entry or mobility.


AB 1947 (Chiu D) Health facilities: affiliate clinic: licensing.

Status6/13/2016-In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

Summary: Would require the centralized application unit to publish on the State Department of Public Health's Internet Web site current checklists and instructions concerning how to complete an application for a new affiliate clinic license, as well as how to report changes to an existing affiliate primary care clinic.


AB 1954 (Burke D) Health care coverage: reproductive health care services.

Status6/27/2016-Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

Summary: Would require every health care service plan contract or health insurance policy issued, amended, renewed, or delivered on or after January 1, 2017, to provide coverage for reproductive and sexual health care services, as defined, through out-of-network providers under specified circumstances. The bill would prohibit those plan contracts or insurance policies from requiring an enrollee or insured to receive a referral in order to receive reproductive or sexual health care services.


AB 2024 (Wood D) Critical access hospitals: employment.

Status: 6/23/2016-From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (June 22). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

Summary: The Medical Practice Act, restricts the employment of physicians and surgeons and doctors of podiatric medicine by a corporation or other artificial legal entity to entitites that do not charge for professional services rendered to patients and are approved by the Medical Board of California, subject to specified exemptions. This bill, until January 1, 2024, would also authorize a federally certified critical access hospital to employ those medical professionals and charge for professional services rendered by those medical professionals, and would prohibit the critical access hospital from directing or interfering with the professional judgment of a physician and surgeon, as specified.


AB 2081 (Grove R) Health care service plans: abortion coverage.

Status: 4/22/2016-Failed Deadline pursuant to Joint Rule 61(b)(5). (Last location was A. HEALTH on 3/28/2016)

Summary: Would provide that a health care service plan is not required to include abortion as a covered benefit. The bill would prohibit the director from denying a license, or disciplining a licensee, on the basis that the plan excludes coverage for abortions.


AB 2399 (Nazarian D) Pregnancy: umbilical cord blood: blood testing.

Status: 6/9/2016-Referred to Com. on HEALTH.

Summary: Would change the language requirements for the umbilical cord blood informational material, the prenatal testing informational material, and the patient educational information material to require the information to be provided in languages that meet a specified numeric threshold. The bill would also delete provisions that create the Umbilical Cord Blood Education Account and remove the prohibition against using public funds to provide information about umbilical cord blood banking. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.


AB 2531 (Burke D) Reproductive health and research.

Status6/21/2016-In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Summary: Would require women providing human oocytes for research to be compensated for their time, discomfort, and inconvenience in the same manner as other research subjects, as prescribed and determined by a human subject research panel or institutional review board. The bill would require the institutional review board to disregard the amount of compensation if a woman providing human oocytes for fertility is compensated, human oocytes or embryos in excess of those needed for fertility are offered for research, and certain conditions are met.


AB 2589 (Gomez D) Lactation services and equipment.

Status: 6/27/2016-Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

Summary: Would require the State Department of Public Health to coordinate with the State Department of Health Care Services to develop processes, procedures, and an electronic interface for eligibility-related information sharing to streamline enrollment into the WIC Program, as part of the application process for Medi-Cal and health plans offered through the California Health Benefit Exchange. The bill would require the State Department of Public Health to coordinate with the State Department of Health Care Services, through a stakeholder engagement process, as specified, to develop measures and outcomes for breastfeeding, as specified.


AB 2640 (Gipson D) Public health: HIV.

Status: 6/15/2016-Referred to Com. on HEALTH.

Summary: Would require a medical care provider or person administering a test for HIV to provide patients who test negative for HIV infection and are at high risk for HIV infection with written information about the effectiveness and safety of all methods that prevent or reduce the risk of contracting HIV, including preexposure prophylaxes and post-exposure prophylaxes, as specified.


AB 2745 (Holden D) Healing arts: licensing and certification.

Status6/21/2016-In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Summary: Would specify that a physician or surgeon licensee who is otherwise eligible for a license but is unable to practice some aspects of medicine safely due to a disability is authorized to receive the limited license if specified-described conditions are met. By adding fees for deposit into the Contingent Fund of the Medical Board of California, this bill would make an appropriation. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws. 


AB 2764 (Bonilla D) Health care coverage: mammography.

Status: 5/27/2016-Failed Deadline pursuant to Joint Rule 61(b)(8). (Last location was APPR. SUSPENSE FILE on 5/11/2016)

Summary: Current law requires health care service plan contracts, except specialized health care service plan contracts, and certain health insurance policies to provide coverage for mammography for screening and diagnostic purposes. This bill would require the mammography coverage to include, but not be limited to, digital mammography and breast tomosynthesis. Because a willful violation of the bill’s requirements relative to health care service plans would be a crime, the bill would impose a state mandated local program.


AB 2775 (Gallagher R) Abortion services facilities: pregnancy center notice.

Status4/22/2016-Failed Deadline pursuant to Joint Rule 61(b)(5). (Last location was A. HEALTH on 3/28/2016)

Summary: Would require a facility that offers abortion services to disseminate a notice to clients, as specified, providing the contact information for a specified organization and stating that pregnancy centers can provide women with services that include counseling, pregnancy tests, sexually transmitted disease or sexually transmitted infection (STD/STI) testing, ultrasound services, support groups, parenting programs, and material assistance.


ACR 131 (Patterson R) Professions and vocations: licensing fees: equity.

Status: 6/23/2016-Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

Summary: This measure would encourage the Department of Consumer Affairs and its boards, bureaus, and commissions to create policies that promote fairness and equity to guarantee that each licensee pays a fair amount, especially in regards to initial and ongoing license fees.


SB 323 (Hernandez D) Nurse practitioners: scope of practice.

Status6/28/2016-June 28 set for final hearing canceled at the request of author.

Summary: Would authorize a nurse practitioner who holds a national certification from a national certifying body recognized by the Board of Registered Nursing to practice without the supervision of a physician and surgeon, if the nurse practitioner meets existing requirements for nurse practitioners and practices in one of certain specified settings. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.


SB 960 (Hernandez D) Medi-Cal: telehealth: reproductive health care.

Status: 5/27/2016-Failed Deadline pursuant to Joint Rule 61(b)(8). (Last location was APPR. SUSPENSE FILE on 5/23/2016)

Summary: Current law provides that, to the extent that federal financial participation is available, face-to-face contact between a health care provider and a patient is not required under the Medi-Cal program for "teleophthalmology, teledermatology and teledentistry by store and forward," as defined to mean the asynchronous transmission of medical information to be reviewed at a later time by a licensed physician or optometrist, as specified, at a distant site. This bill would enact similar provisions relating to the use of reproductive health care under the Medi-Cal program.


SB 999 (Pavley D) Health insurance: contraceptives: annual supply.

Status: 6/28/2016-From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 13. Noes 2.) (June 28). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

Summary: Would require a health care service plan or a health insurance policy issued, amended, renewed, or delivered on or after January 1, 2017, to cover a 12-month supply of FDA-approved, self administered hormonal contraceptives dispensed at one time by a prescriber, pharmacy, or onsite at a location licensed or authorized to dispense drugs or supplies. Because a willful violation of the bill's requirements by a health care service plan would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.


SB 1033 (Hill D) Medical professionals: probation.

Status: 6/3/2016-Failed Deadline pursuant to Joint Rule 61(b)(11). (Last location was INACTIVE FILE on 6/2/2016)

Summary: Would require specified regulatory entities of the Medical Board of California, to require a licensee to disclose on a separate document her or his probationary status to a patient, the patient's guardian, or the health care surrogate prior to the patient's first visit following the probationary order while the licensee is on probation under specified circumstances, including an accusation alleging, a statement of issues indicating, or an administrative law judge's legal conclusion finding the licensee

 committed gross negligence or the licensee having been on probation more than once, among others.


SB 1039 (Hill D) Professions and vocations.

Status: 6/29/2016-From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To consent calendar. (Ayes 11. Noes 5.) (June 28). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

Summary: Current law requires the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development to establish the Health Professions Education Foundation to, among other things, solicit and receive funds for the purpose of providing scholarships, as specified. The bill would state the intent of the Legislature to  enact future legislation that would establish a Dental Corps Scholarship Program, as specified, to increase the supply of dentists serving in medically underserved areas.


SB 1090 (Mitchell D) Sexually transmitted diseases: outreach and screening services.

Status: 6/29/2016-From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 18. Noes 0.) (June 28). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

Summary: Would require the State Department of Public Health, to the extent funds are appropriated by the Legislature, to allocate grants to counties for sexually transmitted disease (STD) outreach and screening services. The bill would target and prioritize counties based on population and incidence of STDs and allocate funds to targeted counties to balance the need to spread funding to as many counties as possible and the need to provide meaningful services to each funded county.


SB 1316 (Wolk D) Tissue banks: human milk.

Status: 5/27/2016-Failed Deadline pursuant to Joint Rule 61(b)(8). (Last location was APPR. SUSPENSE FILE on 5/2/2016)

Summary: Would require a tissue bank licensed by the State Department of Public Health that collects, processes, stores, or distributes human milk to, among other things, work with lactation support groups to provide breastfeeding education and lactation support for a mother, from whom the tissue bank procures human milk, as provided. The bill would prohibit these tissue banks from, among other things, providing payment to a mother for human milk the tissue bank procures from her within her first 90 days postpartum.


SJR 19 (Jackson D) Women's reproductive health.

Status6/1/2016-Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter No. 52

Summary: This measure would request the President and the Congress of the United States to express their support for access to comprehensive reproductive health care, including the services provided by Planned Parenthood, and to oppose efforts to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood.



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