This is a recap of recent legislative action and support by the American Nurses Association\California (ANA\C).
As of April 27, 2022, ANA\C has listed support for the following legislative bills:
**All bill's passed out of Assembly Health Committee and will be heard next in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
AB 1930 (Arambula). Medi-Cal: comprehensive perinatal services.
Existing law establishes the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services and under which qualified low-income individuals to receive health care services, including comprehensive perinatal services. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid program provisions. Under existing law, a pregnant individual or targeted low-income child who is eligible for, and is receiving, health care coverage under any of specified Medi-Cal programs is eligible for full-scope Medi-Cal benefits for the duration of the pregnancy and for a period of one year following the last day of the individual’s pregnancy.
AB 1918 (Petrie-Norris). California Reproductive Health Service Corps.
Existing law establishes a variety of health care workforce training programs and health professions education programs within the Department of Health Care Access and Information to, among other things, maximize the delivery of primary care and family physician services to specific areas of California where there is a recognized unmet priority need for those services and ensure an adequate supply of appropriately trained professional and vocational nurses. Existing law establishes the Health Professions Education Fund to support those programs by providing scholarships and loans to students from underrepresented groups who are accepted to or enrolled in schools of medicine, dentistry, nursing, or other health professions.
AB-1940 (Salas). School-Based Health Center Support Program.
Existing law requires the State Department of Public Health, in cooperation with the State Department of Education, to establish a Public School Health Center Support Program to assist school health centers, which are defined as centers or programs, located at or near local educational agencies, that provide age-appropriate health care services at the program site or through referrals, as specified.
AB 2134 (Akilah Weber). Reproductive Health Care
Existing law, the Reproductive Privacy Act, prohibits the state from denying or interfering with a person’s right to choose or obtain an abortion prior to viability of the fetus, or when the abortion is necessary to protect the life or health of the person. The act defines “abortion” as a medical treatment intended to induce the termination of a pregnancy except for the purpose of producing a live birth.
AB 2626 (Calderon). Medical Board of California - licensee discipline: abortion
Existing law, the Medical Practice Act, provides for the licensure and regulation of physicians and surgeons by the Medical Board of California. Existing law authorizes the board to take action against all persons guilty of violating the Medical Practice Act. Existing law requires the board to enforce and administer various disciplinary provisions to physician and surgeon certificate holders.
AB 2529 (Davies). Health care: workforce training programs
Existing law, the Midwifery Workforce Training Act, requires the Department of Health Care Access and Information to contract with programs that train certified nurse-midwives and programs that train licensed midwives to increase the number of students receiving quality education and training as a certified nurse-midwife or a licensed midwives, as specified.
**April 29th is the last day for policy committees to hear and report to fiscal committees on fiscal bills introduced in their house (J.R. 61(b)(5)). **