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Access to Care

AB 633 (Salas D) Emergency medical services: civil liability. Prohibits employers from having a policy precluding employees from providing emergency medical services, including, but not limited to, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, in response to a medical emergency. Provides that employers are not liable for civil damages resulting from an act or omission of its employee who renders emergency care at the scene of an emergency.

GOVERNOR’S DESK

Sheila

AB 1174 (Bocanegra D) Dental professionals: teledentistry. Expands scope of practice for Registered Dental Assistants, Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Functions, and Registered Dental Hygienists to enable teledentistry in accordance with a Health Workforce Pilot Program (HWPP). Enables reimbursement by Medi-Cal for Virtual Dental Home (VDH) treatment.

FAILED, 2-YEAR BILL

Sheila

AB 1176 (Bocanegra D) Medical residency training program grants. Establishes the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Council and GME Fund and assesses health plans and insurers five dollars annually per covered life to fund GME residency training programs.

FAILED, 2-YEAR BILL

Sheila

SB 352 (Pavley D) Medical assistants: supervision. Deletes the requirement that the services performed by the medical assistant be in a specified clinic when under the specific authorization of a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or nurse-midwife.

CHAPTERED

Sheila

SB 492 (Hernandez D) Optometrist: practice: licensure. Permits an optometrist to diagnose, treat and manage additional conditions with ocular manifestations; directs the California Board of Optometry to establish educational and examination requirements; and permits optometrists to perform vaccinations, surgical and non-surgical primary care procedures.

FAILED, 2-YEAR BILL

Sheila

SB 493 (Hernandez D) Pharmacy practice. Makes technical changes to the provisions governing the licensing of pharmacists within California.

GOVERNOR’S DESK

Sheila

Clinic

AB 259 (Logue R) Health and care facilities: CPR. Creates misdemeanor for a long-term health care facility, community care facility, adult day health care center, or residential care facility for the elderly, to have a policy prohibiting an employee from administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), exception for a "do not resuscitate" form or other instructions.

FAILED, 2-YEAR BILL

Sheila

AB 1054 (Chesbro D) Mental health: skilled nursing facility: reimbursement rate. Sets the reimbursement rate for mental health services provided in health facilities, at the rate established through negotiations between the institution and the county in which it is located.

CHAPTERED

Tom

Finance

AB 50 (Pan D) Health care coverage: Medi-Cal: eligibility: enrollment. Allows a hospital participating in the Medi-Cal program to elect to become qualified to determine an individual’s eligibility for Medi-Cal and to provide medical assistance during the presumptive eligibility period.

GOVERNOR’S DESK

Tom

SB 22 (Beall D) Health care coverage: mental health parity. Expands reporting obligations of health service plans with respect to mental health coverage. Obligations would include conducting surveys of enrollees, providers of care analyzing the date and reporting findings annually.

FAILED, 2-YEAR BILL

Tom

SB 28 (Hernandez D) California Health Benefit Exchange. Expands exemptions considered when determining Modified Adjusted Gross Income

GOVERNOR’S DESK

Tom

SBX1 3 (Hernandez D) Health care coverage: bridge plan. Exempts a bridge plan product, as defined, from needing to establish an American Health Benefit Exchange that makes available qualified health plans to qualified individuals and small employers by January 1, 2014.

CHAPTERED

Tom

Hospital

AB 446 (Mitchell D) HIV testing. Requires that an HIV test be performed for each blood draw that is ordered for a patient in the emergency department of a general acute care hospital, public clinic, or urgent care center provided the patient has given consent.

GOVERNOR’S DESK

Amber

AB 689 (Bonta D) Health facilities: influenza. Requires each general acute care hospital to offer onsite vaccinations for influenza to all inpatients prior to discharge, annually, beginning no later than October 1 and ending on the following April 1, except when there is a state vaccine shortage or when a physician does not recommend that the patient receive an influenza vaccine due to potential health hazards, pursuant to standardized procedures of the hospital and in accordance with the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

FAILED, 2-YEAR BILL

Amber

AB 974 (Hall D) Patient transfer: notice to contact person or next of kin. Requires that, prior to a transfer of a patient for a nonmedical reason, the hospital ask the patient if there is a preferred contact person who should be notified, and make reasonable attempt to contact them and alert them about the proposed transfer, and, if the patient is not able to respond, requires that the hospital make reasonable effort to ascertain the identity of the preferred contact person or the next of kin and alert them about the transfer.

GOVERNOR’S DESK

Amber

SB 266 (Lieu D) Health care coverage: out-of-network. Prohibits a health facility or provider group from presenting itself as being within a plan network unless all providing services within the facility or group are within the network; or the facility or group acknowledges to the patient in writing or verbally that some providers may be outside of the plan network.

FAILED, 2-YEAR BILL

Amber

SBX1 2 (Hernandez D) Health care coverage.  Requires health care service plans, beginning October 1, 2013, to offer, market, and sell the plan's health benefit plans sold in the individual market for policy years beginning January 1, 2014, to individuals in each service area, but would require plans to limit enrollment in individual health benefit plans to open enrollment periods. Prohibits health care service plans from imposing preexisting condition exclusion upon any individual. Authorizes plans to use only age, geographic region, and family size for establishing rates for individual health benefit plans.

CHAPTERED

Tom

Local Government

AB 185 (Hernández, Roger D) Open and public meetings: televised meetings. Provides that an audio or video recording of an open and public meeting made at the direction of a local agency may be erased or destroyed 2 years after the recording.

FAILED, 2-YEAR BILL

Amber

AB 690 (Campos D) Jobs and infrastructure financing districts: voter approval. Shifts property tax increments from Special Districts to Jobs and Infrastructure Districts without their consent.

FAILED, 2-YEAR BILL

Amber

AB 741 (Brown D) Local government finance: tax equity allocation formula: qualifying cities. Would, commencing with the 2012-13 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, increase the allocation of property tax revenues under a new TEA formula, as specified, for qualifying cities.

FAILED, 2-YEAR BILL

Amber

AB 920 (Ting D) Property taxation: tax bill information. Establishes the Property Tax Transparency and Accountability Program as a pilot program which would, commencing with specified fiscal years, require participating counties to provide specified information in each county tax bill, including information that indicates what percentage of the general ad valorem property tax is allocated to each local government entity and a comprehensive account of all the services funded by local governments.

FAILED, 2-YEAR BILL

Amber

AB 941 (Rendon D) Controller: reports.  Re-intro of SB 186 from last year. Changes the definition of a special district subject to the reporting requirements of the Controller to include a public entity, agency, or board provided for by a joint powers agreement that is separate from the parties to the agreement and is responsible for the administration of the agreement.

FAILED, 2-YEAR BILL

Amber

AB 1035 (Muratsuchi D) Local agencies: financial reports. Raises the forfeiture amounts for a joint powers agency to which existing law does not apply. Doubles these fines if the agency fails to submit the report to the Controller for 2 consecutive years, and triples the fines if the agency fails to submit the report to the Controller for 3 consecutive years, in which case the Controller would be required to conduct an independent audit report, the cost of which would be reimbursed by the agency.

FAILED, 2-YEAR BILL

Amber

AB 1090 (Fong D) Public officers: conflicts of interest: contracts. Makes a person who violates the prohibition against being financially interested in a contract, or who causes another person to violate or who aids and abets another person in violating the prohibition, subject to administrative and civil fines. Authorizes the Commission to enforce these violations by bringing an administrative or civil action against a person who is subject to the prohibition upon written authorization from the district attorney of the county in which the alleged violation occurred.

GOVERNOR’S DESK

Amber

AB 1235 (Gordon D) Local agencies: financial management training. Requires a local agency official, in local agency service as of January 1, 2014, or thereafter, except for an official whose term of office ends before January 1, 2015, be trained in financial management if the local agency provides any type of compensation, or stipend to, or reimburses the expenses of, a member of a legislative body. Provides that if any entity develops criteria for the financial management training, then the Treasurer's office and the Controller's office be consulted regarding proposed course content. Declares the edification of local government officials in financial management is a matter of statewide concern, thus making it applicable to charter cities and counties.

GOVERNOR’S DESK

Amber

AB 1248 (Cooley D) Controller: internal control guidelines applicable to local agencies. Requires the Controller, on or before January 1, 2015, to develop internal control guidelines applicable to a local agency, to prevent and detect financial errors and fraud, based on specified standards and with input from any local agency and organizations representing the interests of local agencies. Requires the Controller to, by the same date, post the completed internal control guidelines on the Controller's Internet Web site and update them, as he or she deems necessary.

CHAPTERED

Amber

SB 39 (De León D) Local agencies: public officers: claims and liability. Would require the forfeiture of a contractual, common law, constitutional, or statutory claim against a local public agency employer to retirement or pension rights or benefits, as specified, by a local public officer who exercised discretionary authority and who was convicted of a felony for conduct arising out of, or in the performance of, his or her official duties. The bill would also make a statement of findings. This bill contains other related provisions.

GOVERNOR’S DESK

Amber

SB 751 (Yee D) Meetings: publication of action taken. Requires the legislative body of a local agency to publicly report any action taken and the vote or abstention on that action of each member present, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program.

CHAPTERED

Amber


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