top of page

Nursing Legislation Updates 2023 (Chronological + List)


See below for important bill information and member-exclusive updates about nursing legislation in California by ANA\California's Executive Director and Lobbyist.


Advocacy Update Log:

  • November 6th, 2023

  • August 8th, 2023

  • May 3rd, 2023

  • April 13th, 2023

  • March 28th, 2023


 

Click the links below to quickly navigate to each bill update.

 

Assembly Bills:


Senate Bills:


Watched Bills


AB 4 (Arambula) - Covered California: expansion

AB 315 (Bauer-Kahan) - False advertising: abortion

AB 816 (Haney) Minors: consent to medical care

AB 904 (Calderon) - Health care coverage: doulas

AB 1359 (Schiavo) - Paid sick days: health care employees

AB 1577 (Low) - General acute care hospitals: clinical placements: nursing

AB 1063 (Gabriel) - Nurse-to-patient staffing ratios: annual report

AB 1695 (Gipson) - Career technical education: Nursing Pathway Pilot Program

AB 1707 (Pacheco) Health professionals and facilities: adverse actions based on another state’s law

AB 1722 (Dahle, Megan) Pupil health: credentialed school nurses, registered nurses, and licensed vocational nurses

SB 19 (Seyarto) Anti-Fentanyl Abuse Task Force

SB 302 (Stern) Compassionate Access to Medical Cannabis Act

SB 525 (Durazo) Minimum wage: health care workers

SB 570 (Becker) Prenatal screening program

SB 625 (Nguyen) - Newborn screening: genetic diseases: blood samples collected



More Advocacy Updates



 

Legislative Watch Video Updates

By ANA\C Executive Director & Lobbyist:


  • November 6th - ANA\California Executive Director, Dr. Marketa Houskova, & ANA\California Lobbyist, Roxanne Gould provide an overview of important bills signed and vetoed by Governor Newsom.


  • May 3rd - ANA\California Executive Director, Dr. Marketa Houskova, provides an overview of important bills and recent changes.


  • April 12th - ANA\California Executive Director, Dr. Marketa Houskova, provides an overview of important bills and recent changes.


 

Assembly Bills:


AB 4 (Arambula) - Covered California: expansion

ANA\California's Position: Pending



AB 315 (Bauer-Kahan) - False advertising: abortion

ANA\California's Position: Pending



AB 418 (Gabriel) - Food product safety

ANA\California's Position: Support


Updates:

  • March 23rd, 2023 - ANA\California signs coalition letter of support.

  • April 5th, 2023 - Joined coalition with the Association of Nurses for Health Environments (ANHE).



AB 571 (Petrie-Norris) - Medical malpractice insurance

ANA\California's Position: Support


Updates:

  • April 5th, 2023 - ANA\California submits a letter of support.



AB 576 (Weber) - Medi-Cal: reimbursement for abortion

ANA\California's Position: Support


Updates:

  • April 5th, 2023 - ANA\California submits a letter of support.



AB 608 (Schiavo) - Medi-Cal: comprehensive perinatal services

ANA\California's Position: Support


Updates:

  • April 5th, 2023 - ANA\California submits a letter of support.



AB 625 (Aguiar-Curry) - Forest biomass: management: emissions: energy

ANA\California's Position: Support


Updates:

  • April 1st, 2023 - ANA\California submits a letter of support.



AB 727 (Weber) - Product safety: cleaning products: perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

ANA\California's Position: Support


Updates:

  • April 5th, 2023 - ANA\California signs a support letter from the coalition led by EWG and the California Association of Sanitation Agencies.



AB 765 (Wood) - Physicians and surgeons

ANA\California's Position: Oppose Unless Amended


AB 765 Fact Sheet
.pdf
Download PDF • 229KB

Updates:

  • April 11th, 2023 - ANA\California monitored the Assembly Business & Professions Committee Hearing.

  • April 5th, 2023 - ANA\California changes position from Watch to Oppose Unless Amended

  • March 28th, 2023 - AB 765 (Wood) will be heard in Assembly Business & Professions Committee on April 11th, 2023. View the agenda.

  • March 26th, 2023 - ANA\California's Executive Director and Lobbyist recorded the following video to provide an update and clarify bill language from AB 765 (Wood). The bill has created concern among California's doctorally-prepared nursing communities. This video discusses why.

Video: AB 765 - ANA\California Clarifies Bill Language


  • March 24th, 2023

ANA\California Executive Director and Lobbyist meet with Assemblymember Wood's Chief of Staff to discuss concerns regardings AB 765.



AB 904 (Calderon) - Health care coverage: doulas

ANA\California's Position: Pending



AB 1028 (McKinnor) - Reporting of crimes: mandated reporters

ANA\California's Position: Support


Updates:

  • April 5th, 2023 - ANA\California submits a letter of support.



AB 1063 (Gabriel) - Nurse-to-patient staffing ratios: annual report

ANA\California's Position: Pending


AB 1314 (Essayli and Gallagher) - Gender identity: parental notification

ANA\California's Position: Watch


Updates:

  • April 5th, 2023 - ANA\California reaches out to California School Nurses Association for comment.


AB 1359 (Schiavo) - Paid sick days: health care employees

ANA\California's Position: Pending



AB 1577 (Low) - General acute care hospitals: clinical placements: nursing

ANA\California's Position: Pending



AB 1695 (Gipson) - Career technical education: Nursing Pathway Pilot Program

ANA\California's Position: Pending


 

Senate Bill:


SB 410 (Becker) – Powering Up Californians Act

ANA\California's Position: Support


Updates:

  • June 22nd, 2023 - ANA\California signs letter from the American Lung Association.


SB 424 (Durazo) - California Children’s Services Program

ANA\California's Position: Support


Updates:

  • May 9th, 2023 - ANA\California signs letter from California Children’s Hospital Association.


SB487 (Atkins) - Abortion: provider protections

ANA\California's Position: Support


Updates:

  • March 23rd, 2023 - ANA\California signs letter of support with the California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom.



SB 541 (Menjivar) - Sexual health: contraceptives: immunization

ANA\California's Position: Support


SB 541 Fact Sheet - Youth Health Equity & Safety Act
.pdf
Download PDF • 173KB

Updates:

  • March 29th, 2023 - ANA\California’s contracted lobbyist voices support during the Senate Education Committee hearing.

  • March 23rd, 2023 - ANA\California signs letter of support with California Coalition of Reproductive Freedom. ANA\California's lobbyist will add "me too" public comment during the upcoming committee hearing.



SB 625 (Nguyen) - Newborn screening: genetic diseases: blood samples collected

ANA\California's Position: Pending



SB-667 (Dodd) - Healing arts: pregnancy and childbirth

ANA\California's Position: Support


Updates:

  • June 27th, 2023 - ANA\C testified in support of Senate Bill 667 (Dodd) in the Assembly Business & Professions Committee.

  • June 20th, 2023 - ANA\California updates support letter to include critical language from CNMA and Black Women for Wellness Action Project.

  • April 19th, 2023 - Bill passes the Sentate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee. ANA\California's and Black Women for Wellness Action Project's letters supported the California Nurse-Midwives Association.

  • April 5th, 2023 - ANA\California submits a letter of support with California Nurse-Midwives Association.



SB 774 (Jones and Grove) - Nonprofit health facilities: sale of assets: Attorney General approval: conditional consent

ANA\California's Position: Watch


Updates:

  • April 5th, 2023 - CCRF Coalition sample “Oppose” letter received.



SB 793 (Glazer) - Insurance: privacy notices and personal information

ANA\California's Position: Support


Updates:

  • April 5th, 2023 - ANA\California signs support letter.



 

More Advocacy Updates:


In chronological order:

  • Aug 3rd - ANA\California signs on the American Lung Association's letter to EPA regarding Carbon Pollution Standards for Power Plants. Reducing climate-warming carbon emissions from the power sector is a necessary step in avoiding worsening climate change impacts and is required by the Clean Air Act.

  • July 26th - ANA\California signs American Lung Association's letter to California Air Resources Board urging the U.S. EPA to approve California’s waiver for the Small Off-Road Engine (SORE) rule that would help curb harmful emissions from leaf blowers, lawnmowers, and other small equipment.

  • July 12th - At the request of ANA\California, the American Nurses Association writes a comment letter to CMS on California’s proposal for a Medicaid waiver to expand access to reproductive health services. "ANA supports the waiver, but advocates for CMS to incentivize expanded provider participation in the program, especially APRNs.

  • July 12th - ANA\California joins Climate Action Campaign's Solutions for Pollution Campaign. Solutions for Pollution is a dynamic, movement-wide advocacy effort to call on the Biden administration to carry out its responsibilities under our nation’s bedrock environmental laws, such as the Clean Air Act, by advancing approximately 20 protections across federal agencies that could cut climate pollution in half by 2030, advance vital public health and environmental justice goals, accelerate the transition to clean energy, and create new economic opportunity.

  • June 21st - ANA\California signs onto the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environment's letter to the U.S. EPA regarding the Clean Vehicle Standards Petition. The petition aims to further reduce harmful air pollution from light-duty and medium-duty vehicles.

  • June 7th - ANA\California writes letter to the San Diego Mayor and City Council on behalf of our San Diego Taskforce Opposing Unsafe Camping Ordinance. This ordinance posed extreme dangers for elderly and medically fragile persons experiencing houselessness.

  • May 8th - ANA\California signs onto the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environment's letter to the U.S. EPA regarding the Car and Truck Standards Petition. The petition aims to limit carbon pollution from fossil fuel-fired power plants - which are responsible for one-quarter of U.S. carbon pollution.

  • April 28th - The American Lung Association's letter to curb harmful fright pollution was adopted by the California Air Resources Board. We are grateful for the more than two dozen health groups and numerous health professionals that raised their voices in support of these major clean air efforts. In addition to the topline health benefits, these rules are critical to achieving the state’s health-protective ozone standards and will bring meaningful relief to lower-income communities and communities of color that have been most impacted by freight-related pollution.

  • April 24th - ANA\California signs the Californians for Pesticide Reform's letter stating the California Department of Pesticide Regulation must provide the exact location in their pesticide notification program. It is well documented that Latinx, Indigenous and immigrant populations are disproportionately impacted by pesticide exposure, leading to disparities in health outcomes.

  • April 20th - ANA\California signs the American Lung Association’s letter for the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to curb harmful freight pollution by adopting the In-Use Locomotive Regulation and the Advanced Clean Fleet rules. The implementation of these rules is estimated to save 5,000 lives and generate nearly $60 billion in public health benefits by cutting nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particle pollution (PM2.5) by 2050.

Comments


Commenting has been turned off.
bottom of page