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1. CA AB 34
Author: Bonta (D)
Title: Medical Cannabis Regulation and Enforcement
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/23/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Business and Professions Committee
Hearing: 04/28/2015 8:30 am, State Capitol, Room 447
Summary: Enacts the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Control Act. Establishes the Division of Medical Cannabis Regulation and Enforcement. Prohibits prosecution of qualified patients. Permits a dispensary to provide patients with medical marijuana and medical marijuana products obtained only from licensees. Authorizes local ordinances. Establishes a driving under the influence penalty fund. Requires related regulations. Provide employee certification. Requires various records. Provides recommendation criteria.
Status:
04/23/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS with author's amendments.
04/23/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.
2. CA AB 41
Author: Chau (D)
Title: Health Care Coverage: Discrimination
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 04/28/2015 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Prohibits a health care service plan or health insurer from discriminating against any health care provider who is acting within the scope of that provider's license or certification.
Status:
01/22/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
CaPharma_position: Support
3. CA AB 45
Author: Mullin (D)
Title: Household Hazardous Waste
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/23/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee
Hearing: 04/28/2015 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 444
Summary: Requires each jurisdiction providing for the residential collection and disposal of solid waste to increase the collection and diversion of household hazardous waste in its service area. Provides the increase is to be determined in accordance with Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery regulations. Authorizes the adoption of a model ordinance for a comprehensive program for the collection of such waste. Requires an annual report to the Department on progress in achieving compliance.
Status:
04/23/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY AND TOXIC MATERIALS with author's amendments.
04/23/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY AND TOXIC MATERIALS.
CaPharma_position: Support
4. CA AB 49
Author: Mullin (D)
Title: Livestock Drugs: Antibiotics
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: ASSEMBLY
Summary: Makes various legislative findings and declarations relating to the nontherapeutic use of antibiotics in livestock. Declares the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would address the overuse of antibiotics in livestock production.
Status:
12/01/2014 INTRODUCED.
CaPharma_position: Support
5. CA AB 68
Author: Waldron (R)
Title: Medi-Cal
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Second Reading File
Summary: Creates the Patient Access to Prescribed Epilepsy Treatments Act. Requires any drug in the seizure and epilepsy therapeutic class would be a Medi-Cal covered benefit. Requires a managed care plan to provide coverage regardless of whether the drug is on the plan's formulary, if the provider demonstrates the necessity. Provides, if the plan elects to not cover the drug, the drug would considered on a fee-for-service basis, and the plan's rate will be reduced to reflect the State's cost.
Status:
04/21/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH: Do pass as amended to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.(19-0)
6. CA AB 72
Author: Bonta (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: Demonstration Project
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: yes
Disposition: Pending
Location: SENATE
Summary: Requires the State Department of Health Care Services to submit an application to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for a waiver to implement a demonstration project that, among other things, continues the state's momentum and successes in innovation achieved under the demonstration project for better care coordination for seniors and persons with disabilities.
Status:
04/23/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read third time, urgency clause adopted. Passed ASSEMBLY. *****To SENATE.(78-0)
7. CA AB 73
Author: Waldron (R)
Title: Prescriber Prevails Act
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/16/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 04/28/2015 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Provides, to the extent permitted by federal law, that drugs in specified therapeutic drug classes that are prescribed by a Medi-Cal beneficiary's treating provider are covered benefits. Requires that a Medi-Cal managed care plan cover the drug upon demonstration by the provider that the drug is medically necessary and consistent with federal rules and regulations for labeling and use.
Status:
03/16/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
03/16/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
8. CA AB 159
Author: Calderon I (D)
Title: Investigational Drugs, Products, and Devices
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/13/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Second Reading File
Summary: Permits a manufacturer of an investigational drug, biological product, or device to make the product available to eligible patients with a serious or life-threatening disease or condition. Authorizes a health benefit plan to provide coverage for such products made available pursuant to these provisions. Prohibits disciplinary action for any product or drug recommendation if consistent with standards of care. Prohibits altering a provider's Medicare of Medicaid participation due to any access recommendation.
Status:
04/21/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS: Do pass as amended to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.(14-0)
9. CA AB 187
Author: Bonta (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: Managed Care: Children's Services Program
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/04/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Appropriations Committee
Summary: Extends the termination of the prohibition against the State Children's Services Program from being incorporated into a Medi-Cal managed care contract entered into after a specified date, until the State Department of Health Care Services has completed evaluations of specified pilot programs created as part of a specified demonstration.
Status:
04/22/2015 In ASSEMBLY Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.
10. CA AB 216
Author: Garcia (D)
Title: Product Sales to Minors: Vapor Products
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/13/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Appropriations Committee
Hearing: 04/29/2015 9:00 am, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Prohibits the sale of any device intended to deliver a nonnicotine product in a vapor state, to be directly inhaled by the user, to a person under a specified age. Exempts from the prohibition the sale of a drug or medical device that has been approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration.
Status:
04/22/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION: Do pass to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.(20-0)
11. CA AB 248
Author: Hernandez R (D)
Title: Health Insurance: Minimum Value: Large Group Policies
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/14/2015
Disposition: Pending
File: 45
Location: Assembly Third Reading File
Summary: Extends a specified requirement to a health care service plan that offers, amends, or renews a group health plan contract and an insurer issuing a policy, except a health care service plan or insurer issuing a specialized health care service plan or policy, that provides less than 60% minimum value in the large group market. Requires that the persons to be covered are also covered by a contract or plan that provides at least 60% minimum value. Exempts limited wraparound coverage.
Status:
04/23/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time. To third reading.
12. CA AB 250
Author: Obernolte (R)
Title: Telehealth:Marriage and Family Therapists and Interns
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 05/05/2015 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Authorizes a marriage and family therapist intern and trainee to provide services via telehealth if he or she is supervised as required by the Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Act, and is acting within the scope authorized by the Act and in accordance with any regulations governing the use of telehealth promulgated by the Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Status:
04/07/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS: Do pass to Committee on HEALTH.(14-0)
13. CA AB 261
Author: Allen T (R)
Title: Cigarettes and Tobacco Products: Retailers
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Governmental Organization Committee
Summary: Prohibits a person from maintaining or operating a place of business in which drug paraphernalia is kept, displayed, or offered in any manner, sold, furnished, transferred, or given away, unless the paraphernalia is completely and wholly kept in a separate room or enclosure away from unaccompanied minors, unless the person has in place and maintains a license to engage in the sale of cigarette or tobacco products, and the business derives a minimum percentage of annual gross income from tobacco products.
Status:
03/26/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION with author's amendments.
03/26/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION.
14. CA AB 266
Author: Cooley (D)
Title: Medical Marijuana
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/14/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Business and Professions Committee
Hearing: 04/28/2015 8:30 am, State Capitol, Room 447
Summary: Establishes a Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation. Requires the bureau to license and regulate dispensing facilities, cultivation sites, transporters, and manufacturers of medical marijuana and medical marijuana products, subject to legal ordinances. Requires a background check of applicants for licensure to be administered by the Department of Justice, and submission of a statement signed by an applicant, under penalty of perjury, that the information on his or her application is true.
Status:
04/21/2015 In ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS: Not heard.
15. CA AB 270
Author: Nazarian (D)
Title: Specialized License Plates: Diabetes Awareness
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/16/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Appropriations Committee
Summary: Requires the Department of Public Health to apply to the Department of Motor Vehicles to sponsor a license plate that promotes diabetes awareness, education, and research, and that displays the message Cure Diabetes under the numerical series. Requires the deposit of fees for the issuance, renewal, or transfer of these license plates into the Diabetes Awareness Account. Requires funds in the account to fund projects and programs related to diabetes awareness and prevention.
Status:
04/15/2015 In ASSEMBLY Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.
16. CA AB 294
Author: Lackey (R)
Title: Health and Human Services: State Plans: Waivers
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/09/2015
Disposition: Pending
File: 66
Location: Assembly Consent Calendar - First Legislative Day
Summary: Requires a department within the Health and Human Services Agency that has received approval of an operational state plan by a federal agency, or that has applied and has been approved for a waiver from a federal law or regulation, to make any and all approved plans or waiver applications available to the public by publishing that information on the home page of the department's Internet Web site.
Status:
04/23/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time. To Consent Calendar.
17. CA AB 317
Author: Maienschein (R)
Title: Veterinary Medicine: Temporary Shelter Facility
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
File: 20
Location: Assembly Second Reading File
Summary: Exempts from premises registration requirements an organization that establishes a temporary shelter facility during a State of emergency to provide veterinary medical care by a veterinarian who is regularly licensed in another State or territory of the United States if the shelter facility meets specified requirements.
Status:
04/21/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS: Do pass as amended to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.(14-0)
18. CA AB 322
Author: Waldron (R)
Title: Privacy: Social Security Numbers
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee
Summary: Prohibits a person, entity, state agency, or local agency from electronically collecting, retaining, maintaining, licensing, or using a social security number unless the number is encrypted. Prohibits any person or the above-mentioned entities from electronically sharing, transmitting, or disclosing a social security number unless it is encrypted.
Status:
03/26/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on PRIVACY AND CONSUMER PROTECTION.
03/26/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on PRIVACY AND CONSUMER PROTECTION.
19. CA AB 339
Author: Gordon (D)
Title: Health Care Coverage: Outpatient Prescription Drugs
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/07/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 04/28/2015 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Requires health care service plan contract or a health insurance policy that provides coverage for outpatient prescription drugs, to provide coverage for medically necessary prescription drugs, including those for which there is not a therapeutic equivalent. Requires copayments, coinsurance, and other cost sharing to be reasonable, and provides the formula for a specified supply. Authorizes coverage for single-tablet and extended release regiments. Prohibits certain tier placement.
Status:
04/07/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
04/07/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
20. CA AB 357
Author: Chiu (D)
Title: Employment: Work Hours: Fair Scheduling Act of 2015
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/16/2015
Disposition: Pending
File: 12
Location: Assembly Second Reading File
Summary: Requires a food and general retail establishment to provide its employees with an specified advance notice of their schedule. Requires those establishments to pay those employees additional pay for each previously schedule shift the employees are required to work. Requires the employees be paid for each on-call shift the employees do not work. Prohibits action against an employee for a documented appointment. Prohibits employers from discharging or discriminating against employees on CalWORKs or CalFresh.
Status:
04/22/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT: Do pass as amended to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.(4-3)
21. CA AB 359
Author: Gonzalez (D)
Title: Grocery Workers
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Labor and Employment Committee
Hearing: 05/06/2015 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 447
Summary: Requires, upon a change in control of a grocery establishment, an incumbent employer prepare a list of specified eligible workers for a successor employer. Requires the successor employer hire from that list during a specified transition period. Requires the retaining of eligible workers for a minimum time period, during which time an employee may only be discharged for cause. Requires the successor employer to consider offering such employees continued employment. Authorizes a related cause of action.
Status:
03/26/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT with author's amendments.
03/26/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT.
22. CA AB 366
Author: Bonta (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: Reimbursement: Provider Rates
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: yes
Last Amend: 04/07/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Appropriations Committee
Summary: Amends existing law that establishes the Medi-Cal program. Requires claims for payments pursuant to the inpatient hospital reimbursement methodology to be increased for the 2015-16 fiscal year. Requires the State Department of Health Care Services to increase each diagnosis-related group payment amount based on increases in the medical component of the Consumer Price Index. Relates to reimbursement reductions and managed care plan rate range increases.
Status:
04/14/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH: Do pass to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.(16-0)
CaPharma_position: Support
23. CA AB 374
Author: Nazarian (D)
Title: Health Care Coverage: Prescription Drugs
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/02/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 04/28/2015 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Prohibits a health care service plan or health insurer that provides medication pursuant to a step therapy or fail-first requirement from applying that requirement to a patient who has made a step therapy override determination request if, in the professional judgment of the prescribing physician, the step therapy or fail-first requirement would be medically inappropriate for that patient for specified reasons.
Status:
03/02/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
03/02/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
03/02/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
24. CA AB 376
Author: Lopez (D)
Title: CalWORK's Eligibility: Immunizations
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/21/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Appropriations Committee
Hearing: 04/29/2015 9:00 am, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Requires a CalWORK's applicant or recipient to provide their children's immunization records only if a county obtains a report from the State Immunization Registry but is unable to verify that the immunizations have been performed.
Status:
04/21/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
25. CA AB 389
Author: Chau (D)
Title: Hospitals: Language Assistance Services
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/09/2015
Disposition: Pending
File: 70
Location: Assembly Consent Calendar - First Legislative Day
Summary: Requires a general acute care hospital and the State Department of Health Care Services to make the hospital's updated language assistance services policy available to the public on their respective Internet Web sites. Provides what information is to be posted. Requires the Department to require such hospitals to post that information on any subsequent technology to Internet Web sites. Requires such hospitals to file the policy with the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development.
Status:
04/23/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time. To Consent Calendar.
26. CA AB 414
Author: Chavez (R)
Title: Office of Rural Health
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: ASSEMBLY
Summary: Makes technical, nonsubstantive changes to existing law that requires the Secretary of the Health and Human Services Agency to establish an Office of Rural Health to serve as a key information and referral source to promote coordinated planning for the delivery of health services.
Status:
02/19/2015 INTRODUCED.
27. CA AB 463
Author: Chiu (D)
Title: Pharmaceutical Cost Transparency Act of 2015
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 04/28/2015 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Requires each manufacturer of a prescription drug that has a specified wholesale acquisition cost to file a report on the costs for each qualifying drug to the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. Requires the Office to issue a report to the Legislature outlining the information in the manufacturer's report and to post the report on its Internet Web site. Requires the Office to convene an advisory workgroup to develop a form for such reporting requirements.
Status:
04/21/2015 In ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH: Heard, remains in Committee.
28. CA AB 483
Author: Patterson (R)
Title: Healing Arts: Initial License Fees: Proration
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/09/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Appropriations Committee
Hearing: 04/29/2015 9:00 am, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Requires that the fees for licensure of various professions and vocations including healing arts imposed by certain provisions for an initial license, an initial temporary or permanent license, an original license, or a renewal be prorated on a monthly basis.
Status:
04/21/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS: Do pass to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.(14-0)
29. CA AB 486
Author: Bonilla (D)
Title: Centralized Hospital Packaging Pharmacies: Labels
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: yes
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Business and Professions Committee
Hearing: 04/28/2015 8:30 am, State Capitol, Room 447
Summary: Requires certain information be displayed on a human-readable unit-dose label, and that information to be retrievable by the pharmacist using the medication lot number or control number.
Status:
04/21/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH: Do pass to Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.(19-0)
CaPharma_position: Support
30. CA AB 507
Author: Olsen (R)
Title: Department of Consumer Affairs: BreEZe System
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Appropriations Committee
Hearing: 04/29/2015 9:00 am, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Requires the Department of Consumer Affairs to submit an annual report to the Legislature and the Department of Finance that includes the department's plans for implementing the BreEZe system at specified regulatory entities included in the Department's 3rd phase of the implementation project, including, a timeline for the implementation.
Status:
04/14/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS: Do pass to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.(14-0)
31. CA AB 513
Author: Jones (R)
Title: Professions and Vocations
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: ASSEMBLY
Summary: Makes technical, nonsubstantive changes to existing law that provides for the licensure and regulation of various professions and vocations by boards within the Department of Consumer Affairs and that provides that a person applying for licensure is not required to submit to any board any attestation by another person to the applicant's moral character.
Status:
02/23/2015 INTRODUCED.
32. CA AB 533
Author: Bonta (D)
Title: Health Care Coverage: Out-of-Network Coverage
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/23/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Appropriations Committee
Summary: Requires a health care service plan contract or health insurance policy to provide that if an enrollee or insured obtains care from a contracting health facility, at which, or as a result of which, the enrollee receives covered services provided by a nonparticipating provider, the enrollee or insured is required to pay such provider only the same cost sharing required if the services were provided by a contracting individual health professional. Prohibits owning a nonparticipating provider more.
Status:
04/23/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
33. CA AB 611
Author: Dahle (R)
Title: Controlled Substances: Prescriptions: Reporting
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/15/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Business and Professions Committee
Summary: Authorizes an individual designated to investigate a holder of a professional license to apply to the Department of Justice to obtain approval to access information contained in the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System Prescription Drug Monitoring Program regarding the controlled substance history of an applicant or a licensee for the purpose of investigating the alleged licensee substance abuse. Relates to reasons for disapproval of access.
Status:
04/21/2015 In ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS: Not heard.
34. CA AB 614
Author: Brown (D)
Title: Health Care Standards of Practice
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/16/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Appropriations Committee
Hearing: 04/29/2015 9:00 am, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Authorizes the State Department of Public Health to use a streamlined administrative process to update regulatory references to health care standards of practice adopted by a state or national association when outdated standards are already referenced in the Code of Regulations. Requires the department to post the update on the department's Internet Web site, notify stakeholders of the proposed change, and regulatory change, accept comments, and to consider such comments prior to adopting new regulations.
Status:
04/16/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
35. CA AB 623
Author: Wood (D)
Title: Abuse-Deterrent Opiod Analgesic Drug Products
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Business and Professions Committee
Hearing: 04/28/2015 8:30 am, State Capitol, Room 447
Summary: Prohibits, where an abuse-deterrent opioid analygesic drug product is available, a health care service plan or insurer from requiring the use of opioid analgesic drug products without the abuse-deterrent properties in order to access abuse-deterrent opioid analgesic drug products. Require such plan or insurer to allow a provider to prescribe, and if otherwise covered, to provide coverage for, a less than 30-day supply of the opioid analgesic drug product.
Status:
04/21/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH: Do pass to Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.(15-4)
36. CA AB 627
Author: Gomez (D)
Title: Audits of Pharmacy Benefits
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Business and Professions Committee
Hearing: 05/05/2015 9:00 am, State Capitol, Room 447
Summary: Makes nonsubstantive changes to existing law that imposes specified requirements on an audit of pharmacy services provided to beneficiaries of a health benefit plan and provides that those requirements do not apply to an audit conducted because a pharmacy benefit manager, carrier, health benefit plan sponsor, or other 3rd-party payer has indications that support a reasonable suspicion that criminal wrongdoing, willful misrepresentation has occurred.
Status:
04/14/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH: Do pass to Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.(16-0)
37. CA AB 635
Author: Atkins (D)
Title: Medical Interpretation Services
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Appropriations Committee
Summary: Requires the State Department of Health Care Services to seek federal funding to establish a program to provide and reimburse for certified medical interpretation services except sign language interpretation services, to Medi-Cal beneficiaries who are limited English proficient. Offers medical interpreter services to Medi-Cal providers serving beneficiaries on either a fee-for-service or managed care basis.
Status:
04/22/2015 In ASSEMBLY Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.
38. CA AB 640
Author: Dahle (R)
Title: Household Hazardous Waste
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: ASSEMBLY
Summary: Makes nonsubstantive changes to the definitions pertaining to existing law which authorizes public agencies to operate household hazardous waste collection facilities.
Status:
02/24/2015 INTRODUCED.
39. CA AB 649
Author: Patterson (R)
Title: Medical Waste: Law Enforcement Drug Takeback
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/16/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Appropriations Committee
Hearing: 04/29/2015 9:00 am, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Amends the Medical Waste Management Act that regulates the disposal of medical waste, including requiring medical waste to be treated by specified methods prior to disposal. Includes among those authorized treatment methods any alternative medical waste treatment solely designated to treat pharmaceutical waste, including a pharmaceutical incinerator. Requires the method to be evaluated and approved. Authorizes a law enforcement agency's drug takeback program to use an approved incinerator.
Status:
04/16/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
40. CA AB 664
Author: Dodd (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: Universal Assessment Tool Report
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Appropriations Committee
Hearing: 04/29/2015 9:00 am, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Relates to Medi-Cal and the universal assessment tool report. Requires the State Department of Health Care Services, the State Department of Social Services, and the State Department of Aging to evaluate and report to the Legislature on the outcomes of, and lessons learned from, the universal assessment tool pilot project. Requires the report to include findings from consumers assessed using the tool and findings from consumers to be assessed using previous assessment tools.
Status:
04/21/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on AGING & LONG TERM CARE: Do pass to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.(7-0)
41. CA AB 684
Author: Bonilla (D)
Title: Pharmacy
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/23/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Appropriations Committee
Hearing: 04/29/2015 9:00 am, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Relates to the Pharmacy Law. Relates to passage of the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination. Requires the board to report that pass rate information to the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature and the Department of Consumer Affairs.
Status:
04/23/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on APPROPRIATIONS with author's amendments.
04/23/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
42. CA AB 730
Author: Quirk (D)
Title: Controlled Substances: Transport
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: SENATE
Summary: Amends existing law that categorizes controlled substances into 5 schedules and restrictions on those contained in Schedule I. Makes it an offense to, among other things, transport marijuana, phencyclidine, and mushrooms containing certain controlled substances. Defines transport for those purposes.
Status:
04/20/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read third time. Passed ASSEMBLY. *****To SENATE.(49-29)
43. CA AB 750
Author: Low (D)
Title: Business and Professions: Retired Category: Licenses
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/16/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Appropriations Committee
Hearing: 04/29/2015 9:00 am, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Authorizes any of the boards, bureaus, commissions, or programs within the Department of Consumer Affairs to establish by regulation a system for a retired category of license for persons who are not actively engaged in the practice of their profession or vocation. Prohibits the holder of a retired license from engaging in any activity for which a license is required, unless regulation specifies the criteria for a retired licensee to practice. Requires investigations of retired or inactive licensees.
Status:
04/16/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
44. CA AB 788
Author: Chu (D)
Title: Prescriptions
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Health Committee
Summary: Amends provisions regulating pharmacists. Requires that every prescription include a legible, clear notice of the condition or purpose for which the drug is prescribed. Authorizes the prescriber or patient to request that this information not be included in the prescription container label. Requires that every prescription container be correctly labeled to include that information, unless omission of that information has been requested by the prescriber or patient. Provides for nurse-midwives.
Status:
03/26/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committees on HEALTH and BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.
03/26/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
03/26/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
45. CA AB 859
Author: Medina (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: Obesity Treatment Plans
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 04/28/2015 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Requires the creation of an Obesity Treatment Action Plan to diagnose, treat, and reduce the incidence of adult obesity in the Medi-Cal program. Requires a report on the plan to the Legislature. Requires the plan to include evidence-based principles and obesity treatment guidelines, a plan for identifying and screening patients for obesity, and a review of coverage services to treat obesity. Provides the plan shall apply only to noncapitated payment plans in Medi-Cal.
Status:
03/26/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
03/26/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
03/26/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
46. CA AB 901
Author: Gordon (D)
Title: Solid Waste: Reporting Requirements: Enforcement
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/20/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Appropriations Committee
Hearing: 04/29/2015 9:00 am, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Relates to the disposal, management, and recycling of solid waste. Requires recycling and composting operations and facilities to submit specified information directly to the department. Deletes references to periodic tracking surveys. Provides for civil penalties on any person who refuses or fails to submit information required by the governing regulations, and on any person who knowingly or willfully files a false report. Requires penalties be deposited in the Integrated Waste Management Account.
Status:
04/20/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
47. CA AB 1018
Author: Cooper (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: Early and Periodic Screening and Diagnosis
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/13/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Appropriations Committee
Hearing: 04/29/2015 9:00 am, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Requires to permit county mental health plans to contract with local educational agencies (LEAs) to provide services for Medi-Cal eligible pupils under Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment program. Requires the State Department of Health Care Services to permit an LEA to make claims for federal financial participation directly to the Department. Requires the Department to examine methodologies for increasing LEA participation in the Medi-Cal program to help LEAs meet health care needs.
Status:
04/21/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH: Do pass to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.(18-0)
48. CA AB 1060
Author: Bonilla (D)
Title: Professions and Vocations: Licensure
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Appropriations Committee
Hearing: 04/29/2015 9:00 am, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Amends an existing law which requires a profession or vocation licensing board, upon suspension or revocation of a license for conviction of a crime related to the business or profession, to provide the ex-licensee with information pertaining to rehabilitation, reinstatement, or reduction of penalty. Authorizes the board to provide that information through first-class mail and by electronic means if the board has an email address on file for the ex-licensee.
Status:
04/14/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS: Do pass to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.(14-0)
49. CA AB 1069
Author: Gordon (D)
Title: Prescription Drugs: Collection and Distribution
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 05/05/2015 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Defines temper-evident packaging for purposes of a county depository and redistribution program that provides medications for medically indigent patients. Requires a county establishing a medication repository and donation program to develop written procedures regarding handling manufacturer recalls. Provides the procedures for the processing of donated medication. Deletes a lot number requirement. Authorizes new properly labeled containers.
Status:
03/26/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
03/26/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
03/26/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
50. CA AB 1070
Author: Ridley-Thomas S (D)
Title: Medi-Cal
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: ASSEMBLY
Summary: Existing law that establishes the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, and under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care services. Makes technical nonsubstantive changes.
Status:
02/26/2015 INTRODUCED.
51. CA AB 1073
Author: Ting (D)
Title: Pharmacy: Prescription Drug Labels
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/06/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Second Reading File
Summary: Amends the Pharmacy Law regarding drug labels. Requires a dispenser to use a standardized direction for use on the label of the prescription container from a list in existing regulations. Requires the board to make available translations, in languages other than English and post the translated standardized directions for use on its Internet Web site. Requires a dispenser to select the appropriate translated direction for use upon request. Provides a civil liability good faith exception.
Status:
04/21/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS: Do pass as amended to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.(14-0)
52. CA AB 1117
Author: Garcia (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: Vaccination Rates
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Appropriations Committee
Hearing: 04/29/2015 9:00 am, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Requires the establishment of the Childhood Immunization Quality Improvement Fund. Requires the submission for a waiver for a demonstration project to implement the program. Requires a plan to collect and spend fund moneys, including voluntary contributions for Medi-Cal managed care plans to be used for provider support and reward payments to Medi-Cal managed care plans. Requires contracting with researchers to develop and support an evaluation of effectiveness of the project.
Status:
04/21/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH: Do pass to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.(18-0)
53. CA AB 1124
Author: Perea (D)
Title: Workers' Compensation: Medication Formulary
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/14/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Appropriations Committee
Hearing: 04/29/2015 9:00 am, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Relates to prescription medications. Requires the Administrative Director of the Workers' Compensation Commission to establish a formulary for medications prescribed in the system, and to convene an advisory committee to assist in the development of the formulary. Requires the committee to study and make recommendation on the development of the formulary.
Status:
04/22/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on INSURANCE: Do pass to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.(12-0)
54. CA AB 1155
Author: Ridley-Thomas S (D)
Title: Medi-Cal
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: ASSEMBLY
Summary: Makes technical nonsubstantive changes to existing law that provides that it is the intent of the Legislature to provide for health care for those aged and other persons who lack sufficient annual income to meet the costs of health care, and whose other assets are so limited that their application toward the costs of care would jeopardize the person's or family's future minimum self-maintenance.
Status:
02/27/2015 INTRODUCED.
55. CA AB 1162
Author: Holden (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: Tobacco Cessation
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/23/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Appropriations Committee
Summary: Provides that tobacco cessation services are covered benefits under the Medi-Cal Program. Requires that those services include unlimited quit attempts and counseling sessions and a treatment regimen of any medication approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration for tobacco cessation.
Status:
04/23/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
CaPharma_position: SupportIfAmended
56. CA AB 1216
Author: Bonta (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: Plan Amendments and Waiver Applications
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Appropriations Committee
Summary: Relates to Medi-Cal plan amendments and waivers. Requires the posting on an Internet Web Site of all submitted state plan amendments and all federal waiver applications and requests for new waivers, waiver amendments, and waiver renewals and extensions within a certain number of business days from the date of submission to post all pending submitted state plan amendments and federal waiver applications and requests.
Status:
04/21/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH: Do pass to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.(18-0)
57. CA AB 1257
Author: Gray (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: Ground Ambulance Rates
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 04/28/2015 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Requires the State Department of Health Care Services to establish payment rates for ground ambulance services based on changes in the Consumer Price Index-Urban and the Geographic Practice Cost Index. Requires the Department to designate a specified ambulance cost study conducted by the federal Government Accountability Office as the evidentiary base.
Status:
03/26/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
03/26/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
03/26/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
58. CA AB 1305
Author: Bonta (D)
Title: Limitations on Cost Sharing: Family Coverage
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 04/28/2015 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Relates to the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan act of 1975. Requires for family coverage limits on annual out-of-pocket expenses to include a maximum out-of-pocket limit for each individual covered by the plan contract or policy that is less than or equal to the maximum out-of-pocket limit for individual coverage under the plan contract or policy.
Status:
03/23/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
59. CA AB 1306
Author: Burke (D)
Title: Healing Arts: Certified Nurse-Midwives: Scope
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Business and Professions Committee
Hearing: 04/28/2015 8:30 am, State Capitol, Room 447
Summary: Requires an applicant for a certification 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.
Status:
03/23/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.
60. CA AB 1337
Author: Linder (R)
Title: Medical Records Electronic Delivery
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/21/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 05/05/2015 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Requires a medical provider or employer, or an agent thereof, to provide an electronic copy of a medical record, when an electronic a copy is requested, if the medical record exists in digital or electronic format and the medical record can be delivered electronically. Requires the provider or employer to accept a prescribed authorization form from the patient, and prohibits either from conditioning treatment, payment, enrollment, or eligibility for benefits on records release authorization.
Status:
04/21/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
04/21/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
CaPharma_position: SupportIfAmended
61. CA AB 1359
Author: Nazarian (D)
Title: Optometry Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Business and Professions Committee
Hearing: 04/28/2015 8:30 am, State Capitol, Room 447
Summary: Changes all references to a certificate to use therapeutic pharmaceutical agents to refer to a therapeutic pharmaceutical agents certification. Deletes certain requirements for an applicant for a therapeutic pharmaceutical agents certification who graduated from a State accredited school of optometry, and is licensed as an optometrist in the State completing a certain didactic course. Requires the applicant to complete a preceptorship and education in ocular and systemic diseases.
Status:
03/23/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.
62. CA AB 1388
Author: Obernolte (R)
Title: Medi-Cal: Moratoria on Enrollment of Providers
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Health Committee
Summary: Relates to the Medi-Cal program. Exempts a clinical laboratory provider from a moratorium on enrollment if the provider has an existing relationship with the program as a provider through a contract with a Medi-Cal managed care plan.
Status:
03/23/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
63. CA AB 1392
Author: Thurmond (D)
Title: Medi-Cal
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: ASSEMBLY
Summary: Makes nonsubstantive changes to existing law that establishes the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, and under which qualified individuals receive health care services.
Status:
02/27/2015 INTRODUCED.
64. CA AB 1394
Author: Thurmond (D)
Title: Prescription Drugs
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: ASSEMBLY
Summary: Relates to California Discount Prescription Drug Program, administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, under which qualified individuals are provided with prescription drugs at reduced prices that result from rebate agreements between the department and drug manufacturers. Makes a technical, nonsubstantive change to a provision related to the program.
Status:
02/27/2015 INTRODUCED.
65. CA AB 1396
Author: Bonta (D)
Title: Public Health Finance
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/16/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Appropriations Committee
Hearing: 04/29/2015 9:00 am, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Requires that moneys collected from an additional tax to be imposed on the distribution of cigarettes, a related floor stock tax, and a cigarette indicia adjustment tax deposited into the Tobacco Tax Act of 2015 Fund, and transferred to the State Children and Families Trust Fund, the Cigarette and Tobacco Products Surtax Fund, the Breast Cancer Fund, and the General Fund, as necessary to offset revenue decreases to those funds directly resulting from additional taxes to be imposed.
Status:
04/21/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH: Do pass to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.(13-5)
66. CA AB 1424
Author: Mullin (D)
Title: Mental Health: Community Mental Health Board
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/21/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 05/05/2015 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Exempts from a certain prohibition relating to members of community mental health boards a consumer of mental health services who obtained employment with an employer as a part of his or her recovery and who holds a position in which he or she has no interest, influence, or authority over any financial or contractual matter concerning the employer. Requires that member to abstain from voting on any financial or contractual issue concerning his or her employer that may come before the board.
Status:
04/21/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
04/21/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
67. CA ACR 26
Author: Levine (D)
Title: Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month
Last Amend: 03/12/2015
Disposition: Adopted
Location: Chaptered
Summary: Proclaims the month of March 2015 as Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month.
Status:
04/07/2015 Chaptered by Secretary of State.
04/07/2015 Resolution Chapter No. 16
68. CA SB 4
Author: Lara (D)
Title: Health Care Coverage: Immigration Status
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/06/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Appropriations Committee
Hearing: 05/04/2015 10:00 am, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Relates to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Provides for a waiver to allow individuals who are not eligible to obtain health coverage because of their immigration status to obtain coverage from the California Health Benefit Exchange. Provides for the facilitation of enrollment for certain individuals not eligible for Medi-Cal coverage. Requires health care service plans and health insurers to sell a specified product. Extends eligibility for Medi-Cal benefits to certain individuals.
Status:
04/15/2015 From SENATE Committee on HEALTH: Do pass to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.(7-0)
69. CA SB 8
Author: Hertzberg (D)
Title: Taxation
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 02/10/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Governance and Finance Committee
Summary: Expands the Sales and Use Tax Law to impose a tax on the gross receipts from the sale in the State or, or the receipt of the benefit in the State of services at a specified percentage rate.
Status:
02/19/2015 Re-referred to SENATE Committee on GOVERNANCE AND FINANCE.
70. CA SB 22
Author: Roth (D)
Title: Residency Training
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/21/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Health Committee
Hearing: 04/29/2015 1:30 pm, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Requires the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development to establish a nonprofit public benefit corporation to be known as the State Medical Residency Training Foundation. Creates the State Medical Residency Training Fund. Requires the Foundation to solicit and accept funding for specified sources to establish and fund new graduate medical residency training programs in medically underserved areas of the State. Requires the Office to establish grant ranking criteria for areas with the highest need.
Status:
04/21/2015 From SENATE Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
04/21/2015 In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
CaPharma_position: SupportIfAmended
71. CA SB 24
Author: Hill (D)
Title: Electronic Cigarettes: Licensing and Restrictions
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/21/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Appropriations Committee
Hearing: 05/04/2015 10:00 am, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Amends the Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement Act. Extends the Act's provisions to the sale of electronic cigarettes to persons under a specified age. Makes a failure to post a specified notice at each point of purchase a crime. Provides the Act does not invalidate local ordinances. Requires certain cartridges and solutions to be child-proof. Requires a license to sell electronic cigarettes. Provides for civil and criminal penalties. Makes the use of electronic cigarettes in some locations a violation.
Status:
04/21/2015 In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
CaPharma_position: Support
72. CA SB 26
Author: Hernandez (D)
Title: Health Care Cost and Quality Database
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Judiciary Committee
Hearing: 04/28/2015 9:30 am, Rose Ann Vuich Hearing Room (2040)
Summary: States the intent of the Legislature to establish a system to provide valid, timely, and comprehensive health care performance information that is publicly available and can be used to improve the safety, appropriateness, and medical effectiveness of health care, and to provide care that is safe, medically effective patient-centered, timely, affordable, and equitable.
Status:
04/22/2015 From SENATE Committee on HEALTH: Do pass to Committee on JUDICIARY.(7-0)
73. CA SB 27
Author: Hill (D)
Title: Livestock: Use of Antibiotics
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Appropriations Committee
Hearing: 05/04/2015 10:00 am, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Prohibits the administration of medically important antimicrobial drugs to livestock unless prescribed by a veterinarian. Makes it unlawful to administer an antimicrobial drug to livestock solely to cause an increase rate of weight gain or improved feed efficiency. Requires the development of a program to track the use of antimicrobial drugs in livestock and to track antibiotic resistant bacteria and patterns of emerging resistance.
Status:
04/21/2015 From SENATE Committee on AGRICULTURE: Do pass to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.(3-0)
CaPharma_position: Support
74. CA SB 36
Author: Hernandez (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: Demonstration Project
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: yes
Disposition: Pending
File: 38
Location: Senate Third Reading File
Summary: Requires the State Department of Health Care Services to submit an application to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for a waiver to implement a demonstration project that continues the state's momentum and successes in innovation achieved under the demonstration project described in existing law.
Status:
04/21/2015 In SENATE. Read second time. To third reading.
75. CA SB 43
Author: Hernandez (D)
Title: Health Care coverage: Essential Health Benefits
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/20/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Health Committee
Hearing: 04/29/2015 1:30 pm, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Prohibits limits on habilitative and rehabilitative services from being combined on health care service plans. Authorizes the Department of Managed Health Care and the Department of Insurance to adopt emergency regulations implementing amendments made to provisions under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Status:
04/20/2015 From SENATE Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
04/20/2015 In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
76. CA SB 52
Author: Walters (R)
Title: Regulatory Boards: Healing Arts
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Rules Committee
Summary: Makes technical changes to existing law that authorizes health-related boards to adopt regulations requiring a licensee to display his or her license or registration in the locality in which he or she is treating patients and to make specified disclosures to patients.
Status:
01/15/2015 To SENATE Committee on RULES.
77. CA SB 125
Author: Hernandez (D)
Title: Health Care Coverage
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: yes
Last Amend: 04/06/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: ASSEMBLY
Summary: Extends certain annual enrollment periods under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Knox-Keene Health Care Services Plan Act. Requests the University of California to include essential health benefits and the impact of the California Health Benefit Exchange in a specified analysis, and to assess legislation that impacts benefit design, cost sharing, premiums, and other topics. Extends the Health Benefit Review Program and an annual charge on health service plans and insurers.
Status:
04/16/2015 In SENATE. Read third time, urgency clause adopted. Passed SENATE. *****To ASSEMBLY.(38-0)
78. CA SB 128
Author: Wolk (D)
Title: End of Life
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/14/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Appropriations Committee
Summary: Enacts the End of Life Option Act. Authorizes an adult who meets certain qualifications, and who has been determined by his or her attending physician to be suffering from a terminal disease to make a request for medication for the purpose of ending his or her life. Prohibits a will or other agreement being impacted by such a decision. Prohibits insurance impact by such a decision. Provides civil and criminal immunity. Provides for a crime to alter or forge a request, and a felony for coercion.
Status:
04/14/2015 In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
79. CA SB 137
Author: Hernandez (D)
Title: Health Care Coverage: Provider Directories
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/21/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Appropriations Committee
Hearing: 05/04/2015 10:00 am, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Requires health care service plans and insurers for services at alternative rates to make a provider directory available on its Internet Web site, including those who accept new patients. Requires a standard provider director template. Provides for a consistent plan to permit agencies to construct multiplan directories. Prohibits requiring information seekers to demonstrate coverage or to provide policy information. Requires notification when a provider is not accepting new patients.
Status:
04/21/2015 In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
CaPharma_position: SupportIfAmended
80. CA SB 139
Author: Galgiani (D)
Title: Controlled substances
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: yes
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Public Safety Committee
Hearing: 05/12/2015 9:30 am, Room 3191
Summary: Expands the definition of a synthetic stimulant compound and a synthetic cannabinoid for purposes of existing law. Provides that a first offense of using or possessing those substances is punishable as an infraction, a 2nd offense is punishable as an infraction or a misdemeanor, and a 3rd or subsequent offense is punishable as a misdemeanor.
Status:
02/05/2015 To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.
81. CA SB 140
Author: Leno (D)
Title: Electronic Cigarettes
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/13/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Appropriations Committee
Hearing: 04/27/2015 10:00 am, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Changes the STAKE Act's definition of tobacco products to include electronic devices, such as electronic cigarettes, that deliver nicotine or other vaporized liquids and makes furnishing such a product to a minor a misdemeanor. Changes the location restrictions for smoking cigarettes and other tobacco products to reflect the Act's definitions of smoking and tobacco products. Makes the use of these products in some restricted locations an infraction. Provides these provisions do not affect medical marijuana.
Status:
04/13/2015 In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
CaPharma_position: Support
82. CA SB 149
Author: Stone (R)
Title: Investigational Drugs: Biological Products or Devices
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/14/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Business, Professions & Economic Development Committee
Hearing: 04/27/2015, Room 3191
Summary: Permits a manufacturer of an Investigational drug, biological product, or device to make the product available to eligible patients with terminal illnesses. Provides that the act does not require a health benefit plan or governmental agency to provide coverage for the cost of any investigational drug, biological product, or device made available pursuant to these provisions. Authorizes a health benefit plan to provide coverage for an investigational drug, biological product of device.
Status:
04/22/2015 From SENATE Committee on HEALTH: Do pass to Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.(7-0)
83. CA SB 151
Author: Hernandez (D)
Title: Tobacco Products: Minimum Legal Age
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Appropriations Committee
Hearing: 04/27/2015 10:00 am, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Extends the applicability of the Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement Act to persons under 21 years of age. Authorizes the State Department of Public Health to conduct random, onsite string inspections of tobacco product retailers with the assistance of persons under 21 years of age.
Status:
04/08/2015 From SENATE Committee on HEALTH: Do pass to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.(9-0)
CaPharma_position: Support
84. CA SB 202
Author: Hernandez (D)
Title: Controlled Substances: Unfair or Deceptive Practices
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/16/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Judiciary Committee
Summary: Amends the Consumers Legal Remedies Act that makes unlawful certain acts identified as unfair methods of competition and unfair and deceptive acts or practices undertaken in a transaction intended to result or which results in the sale or lease of goods to any consumer. Adds to the list of unlawful acts, the act of advertising or offering for sale products that contain synthetic cannabinoids or synthetic stimulants.
Status:
03/18/2015 Re-referred to SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
85. CA SB 203
Author: Monning (D)
Title: Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: Safety Warnings
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/06/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Health Committee
Hearing: 04/29/2015 1:30 pm, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Prohibits a person from distributing, selling, or offering for sale a sugar-sweetened beverage in a sealed beverage container, or a multipack of sugar-sweetened beverages, in the state unless the beverage container or multipack bears a safety warning. Requires persons who own, lease or control a premises where a vending machine or beverage dispensing machine is located, or certain other locations, to include post a safety warning. Provides for civil penalties.
Status:
04/06/2015 From SENATE Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
04/06/2015 In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
CaPharma_position: Support
86. CA SB 212
Author: Mendoza (D)
Title: Controlled Substances: Enhanced Penalties
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Second Reading File
Summary: Includes a public or private preschool within the provisions regarding controlled substance activity. Defines preschool. Deletes the definition of within 1,000 feet a public or private elementary, vocational, junior high, or high school. Defines within 1,000 feet of a public or private preschool, elementary, vocational, junior high, or high school as a public or private area that is located within 1,000 feet of a public or private preschool, elementary, vocational, junior high, or high school.
Status:
04/14/2015 From SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY: Do pass as amended to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.(6-0)
87. CA SB 238
Author: Mitchell (D)
Title: Foster Care: Psychotropic Medication
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/07/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Judiciary Committee
Hearing: 04/28/2015 9:30 am, Rose Ann Vuich Hearing Room (2040)
Summary: Requires the Judicial Council to develop updates to the implementation of provisions regarding the administration of psychotropic medications for a dependent child or a ward who has been removed from the physical custody of his or her parent. Provides what the updates shall ensure. Requires a report on the number of such medications authorized. Requires individuals providing care for these children to receive training on the authorization for the administration of such medications.
Status:
04/21/2015 From SENATE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES: Do pass to Committee on JUDICIARY.(5-0)
88. CA SB 243
Author: Hernandez (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: Reimbursement: Provider Rates
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: yes
Last Amend: 04/13/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Appropriations Committee
Summary: Amends existing law that establishes the Medi-Cal program. Requires claims for payments pursuant to the inpatient hospital reimbursement methodology to be increased for the 2015-16 fiscal year. Requires the Department of Health Care Services to increase each diagnosis-related group payment claim amount based on increases in the medical component of the State Consumer Price Index. Relates to reimbursement reductions and managed care plan and fee-for-service rate range increases.
Status:
04/22/2015 From SENATE Committee on HEALTH: Do pass to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.(8-0)
89. CA SB 253
Author: Monning (D)
Title: Dependent Children: Psychotropic Medication
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/22/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Judiciary Committee
Hearing: 04/28/2015 9:30 am, Rose Ann Vuich Hearing Room (2040)
Summary: Requires an order authorizing the administration of psychotropic medications to a dependent child be granted only upon the demonstration of clear and convincing evidence that administration of the medical is in the best interest of the child including a confirmation for the prescribing physician. Requires a specified examination before the court can order such medications. Requires the Judicial Council to adopt rules to implement these provisions.
Status:
04/21/2015 From SENATE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES: Do pass to Committee on JUDICIARY.(5-0)
04/22/2015 From SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY with author's amendments.
04/22/2015 In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on JUDICIARY.
CaPharma_position: Support
90. CA SB 259
Author: Bates (R)
Title: Health Care Professionals
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Rules Committee
Summary: Makes a nonsubstantive change to the Health Care Professional Disaster Response Act, which states findings of the Legislature regarding the shortage of qualified health care practitioners during times of national or state disasters.
Status:
02/26/2015 To SENATE Committee on RULES.
91. CA SB 277
Author: Pan (D)
Title: Public Health: Vaccinations
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/22/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Judiciary Committee
Hearing: 04/28/2015 9:30 am, Rose Ann Vuich Hearing Room (2040)
Summary: Amends existing law that authorizes an exemption from existing provisions regarding vaccinations for medical reasons or because of personal beliefs, if specified forms are submitted to the governing authority. Eliminates the exemption from immunization based upon personal beliefs. Relates to home-based private school, and students in independent study. Requires a school district to provide parents or guardians immunization rates at the beginning of the regular school term.
Status:
04/22/2015 From SENATE Committee on EDUCATION: Do pass to Committee on JUDICIARY.(7-2)
04/22/2015 From SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY with author's amendments.
04/22/2015 In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on JUDICIARY.
CaPharma_position: Support
92. CA SB 282
Author: Hernandez (D)
Title: Health Care Coverage: Prescription Drugs
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/09/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Appropriations Committee
Hearing: 05/04/2015 10:00 am, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Authorizes the prescribing provider to additionally use an electronic process developed specifically for transmitting prior authorization information which consistent with the standardized form and meets specified standard for electronic prior authorization standards. Specifies such provisions do not apply if a contracted network physician group is delegated the financial risk for the pharmacy or medical drug benefit by a health care service plan or health insurer, or if the network uses its own process.
Status:
04/22/2015 From SENATE Committee on HEALTH: Do pass to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.(8-0)
93. CA SB 291
Author: Lara (D)
Title: Mental Health: Vulnerable Communities
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/06/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Second Reading File
Summary: Requires the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development to prepare a Mental Health Manpower Plan to assess the needs and services available to serve the mental health needs of Californians, especially those in vulnerable communities. Includes persons who have experienced trauma related to genocide in the definition of vulnerable communities for the purposes of certain duties of the Office of Health Equity. Requires the inclusion of certain stakeholders in a specified decisionmaking process.
Status:
04/22/2015 From SENATE Committee on HEALTH: Do pass as amended to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.(7-0)
94. CA SB 299
Author: Monning (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: Provider Enrollment
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: yes
Disposition: Pending
Location: ASSEMBLY
Summary: Exempts from notarization requirements any Medi-Cal provider that chooses to enroll electronically. Requires the Department of Health Care Services to designate a provider or applicant as a high categorical risk if the department lifted a temporary moratorium for the particular provider type submitting the application.
Status:
04/23/2015 In SENATE. Read third time, urgency clause adopted. Passed SENATE. *****To ASSEMBLY.(37-0)
CaPharma_position: Support
95. CA SB 315
Author: Monning (D)
Title: Health Care Access Demonstration Project Grants
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/13/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Health Committee
Hearing: 04/29/2015 1:30 pm, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Creates the State Health Access Model Program Two Account within the Health Facilities Financing Authority Fund for purposes of administering a specified competitive grant selection process, in accordance with existing grant provisions, to fund projects designed to demonstrate specified new or enhanced cost-effective methods of delivering quality health care services for vulnerable populations or communities, or both. Requires the recipient to adhere to practice, licensure, staffing, and building codes.
Status:
04/13/2015 From SENATE Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
04/13/2015 In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
96. CA SB 319
Author: Beall (D)
Title: Child Welfare Services: Public Health Nursing
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Health Committee
Hearing: 04/29/2015 1:30 pm, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Requires a county to provide foster care public health nurse services to children in foster care by contracting with the community child health and developmental disability services. Requires a foster care public health nurse to monitor each child in foster care who is administered psychotropic medications. Authorizes disclosure of medical and mental health information to county social workers, probation officers, foster care public health nurses and others authorized to care for a minor in custody.
Status:
04/21/2015 From SENATE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES: Do pass to Committee on HEALTH.(5-0)
97. CA SB 323
Author: Hernandez (D)
Title: Nurse Practitioners: Scope of Practice
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/22/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Appropriations Committee
Hearing: 05/04/2015 10:00 am, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Authorizes a nurse practitioner to order durable medical equipment, certify disability for purposes of unemployment insurance after physical examination and collaboration with a physician and surgeon, and, for home health services or personal care services, approving, signing, modifying, or adding to a plan of treatment or care after consultation with a physician and surgeon. Requires a patient referral to a physician or surgeon under certain conditions. Requires professional liability insurance.
Status:
04/22/2015 In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
CaPharma_position: Support
98. CA SB 370
Author: Wolk (D)
Title: Immunizations: Disclosure of Information: Tuberculosis
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Health Committee
Summary: Amends an existing law which allows health care providers, schools, child care facilities, service providers for the California Special Supplemental Food program for Women, Infants, and Children, health care plans, foster care agencies, and county welfare departments to disclose to local health departments operating countywide or regional immunization information and reminder systems, specified information.
Status:
04/15/2015 In SENATE Committee on HEALTH: Not heard.
99. CA SB 423
Author: Bates (R)
Title: Pharmaceutical Waste: Over-the-Counter Drugs
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Environmental Quality Committee
Summary: Excludes from the definition of pharmaceutical waste, for purposes of regulation under Medical Waste Management Act, any over-the-counter human or veterinary drug or dietary supplement that is, among other things, characterized and managed as a hazardous or solid waste and, with respect to an over-the-counter human or veterinary drug, is not disposed of on land within the state.
Status:
03/05/2015 To SENATE Committee on ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY.
100. CA SB 435
Author: Pan (D)
Title: Medical Home: Health Care Delivery Model
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/06/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Appropriations Committee
Hearing: 05/04/2015 10:00 am, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Provides for a working group of public payers, private health insurance carriers, third-party purchasers, and health care providers to identify payment methods to align incentives in support of patient centered medical homes. Prescribes the duties of the group, including consulting with, and providing recommendations to, the Legislature and relevant state agencies on matters relating to the implementation of the patient centered medical home care model.
Status:
04/22/2015 From SENATE Committee on HEALTH: Do pass to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.(7-1)
CaPharma_position: SupportIfAmended
101. CA SB 443
Author: Mitchell (D)
Title: Forfeiture: Controlled Substances
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/06/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Appropriations Committee
Hearing: 05/04/2015 10:00 am, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Requires a prosecuting agency to seek or obtain a criminal conviction for the unlawful manufacturer or cultivation of any controlled substance prior to an entry of judgment for recovery of related expenses. Prohibits an action if a person has been acquitted of criminal charges. Relates to procedures regarding the transferring of seized property to a federal agency. Requires certain details in notices of forfeiture action. Requires the court to appoint a counsel. Changes the burden of proof to be met.
Status:
04/21/2015 From SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY: Do pass to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.(5-2)
102. CA SB 446
Author: Nguyen (R)
Title: Medi-Cal
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Rules Committee
Summary: Relates to Medi-Cal. Makes technical, nonsubstantive changes to a statement of legislative intent to provide for health care for those aged and other persons who lack sufficient annual income to meet the costs of health care.
Status:
03/05/2015 To SENATE Committee on RULES.
103. CA SB 447
Author: Allen (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: Clinics: Drugs and Supplies
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/06/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Appropriations Committee
Hearing: 05/04/2015 10:00 am, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Revises a specified reimbursement formula for certain drugs subject to a rebate under specified federal law, under the Medi-Cal program. Requires the clinic dispensing fee to be the difference between the actual acquisition cost of a drug or supply, to be calculated not less than annually, and the Medi-Cal reimbursement rate. Removes the cap on reimbursement that is based on the net cost of drugs or supplies when provided by retail pharmacies under the Medi-Cal program.
Status:
04/15/2015 From SENATE Committee on HEALTH: Do pass to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.(9-0)
104. CA SB 482
Author: Lara (D)
Title: Controlled Substances: CURES Database
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/16/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Business, Professions & Economic Development Committee
Hearing: 04/27/2015, Room 3191
Summary: Requires all prescribers and dispensers of Schedule II or Schedule III controlled substances, to consult a patient's electronic history in the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System database before prescribing or dispensing the controlled substance to the patient for the first time. Requires the prescribed to consult the database at least annually when the substance remains part of the patient's treatment. Failure to use the database is cause for licensing board disciplinary action.
Status:
04/16/2015 From SENATE Committee on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT with author's amendments.
04/16/2015 In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
105. CA SB 538
Author: Block (D)
Title: Naturopathic Doctors
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/16/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Business, Professions & Economic Development Committee
Hearing: 04/27/2015, Room 3191
Summary: Amends the Naturopathic Doctors Act. Authorizes a naturopathic doctor to dispense, administer, order, prescribe, provide, furnish, or perform parenteral therapy and minor procedures. Authorizes the use of cervical route of administration only for the purpose of administering barrier contraception. Deletes provision restricting the authority of such doctors to furnish or order drugs and to order Schedule IV through V controlled substances under the supervision of a physician.
Status:
04/16/2015 From SENATE Committee on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT with author's amendments.
04/16/2015 In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
CaPharma_position: OpposeUnlessAmend
106. CA SB 587
Author: Stone (R)
Title: Drug Regimens: Hypertension/Hyperlipidemia
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/09/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Business, Professions & Economic Development Committee
Hearing: 05/04/2015, Room 3191
Summary: Amends the Pharmacy Law that authorizes a pharmacist to perform listed procedures or functions as part of the care provided by specified health care entities, including initiating or adjusting the drug regimen of a patient pursuant to a written order or authorization made by the individual patient's treating prescriber. Includes the treatment of hypertension and hyperlipidemia in the authorized initiation or adjustment of a patient's drug regimen.
Status:
04/16/2015 Re-referred to SENATE Committees on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT and APPROPRIATIONS.
107. CA SB 590
Author: Stone (R)
Title: Pharmacy: Intern Pharmacists
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/22/2015
Disposition: Pending
File: 45
Location: Senate Third Reading File
Summary: Requires, for all pharmacist licensure examination applicants, required pharmacy practice experience include experience in a pharmacy, including experience in both a community and institutional pharmacy practice setting. Requires that an applicant for the licensure examination from an accredited college of pharmacy or school of pharmacy recognized by the State Board of Pharmacy to have satisfied the required hours of practice experience.
Status:
04/23/2015 In SENATE. Read second time. To third reading.
CaPharma_position: Support
108. CA SB 591
Author: Pan (D)
Title: California Tobacco Tax Act of 2015
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/16/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Health Committee
Hearing: 04/29/2015 1:30 pm, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Imposes an additional tax on the distribution of cigarettes for each cigarette distributed. Requires a dealer and wholesaler to file a return with the State Board of Equalization showing the number of cigarettes in its possession or under its control on that date, and impose a related floor stock tax. Requires a licensed cigarette distributor to file a return with the Board and pay a cigarette indicia adjustment tax equal to the difference between the existing tax rate and that imposed by this bill.
Status:
04/22/2015 From SENATE Committee on GOVERNANCE AND FINANCE: Do pass to Committee on HEALTH.(5-2)
CaPharma_position: Support
109. CA SB 619
Author: Morrell (R)
Title: Pharmacy: Outsourcing Facilities: Licensure.
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/06/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Business, Professions & Economic Development Committee
Hearing: 04/27/2015, Room 3191
Summary: Requires the State Board of Pharmacy to license an outsourcing facility. Prohibits an outsourcing facility to be concurrently licensed with the board as a sterile compounding pharmacy at the same location.
Status:
04/16/2015 Re-referred to SENATE Committee on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
110. CA SB 671
Author: Hill (D)
Title: Pharmacy: Biological Product
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/14/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Health Committee
Hearing: 04/29/2015 1:30 pm, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Authorizes a pharmacist, in his or her discretion, to select an alternative biological product when filling a prescription order for a prescribed biological product if the alternative biological product is interchangeable and the prescriber does not personally indicate Do NOT Substitute. Requires a pharmacist or his or her designee when dispensing a biological product to communicate to the prescriber the specific biological product provided to the patient, including the name and manufacturer of the product.
Status:
04/14/2015 From SENATE Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
04/14/2015 In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
CaPharma_position: OpposeUnlessAmend
111. CA SB 672
Author: Hernandez (D)
Title: Discovery: Pharmacy Review Committees
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 04/06/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Judiciary Committee
Hearing: 05/05/2015 1:30 pm, Room 112
Summary: Amends existing law that exempts from discovery as evidence the proceedings and records of specified committees of health care professionals and review committees having the responsibility of evaluation and improvement of the quality of care. Extends the exemption, for purposes of civil proceedings only, to the proceedings and records of pharmacy organized committees and review committees.
Status:
04/16/2015 Re-referred to SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
CaPharma_position: Sponsor, Support
112. CA SB 715
Author: Anderson (R)
Title: Investigational Drugs Biological Products: Right to Try
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Health Committee
Summary: Permits a manufacturer of an investigational drug, biological product, or device to make the product available to eligible patients with terminal illnesses. Authorizes a health benefit plan or governmental agency to provide coverage for any investigational drug, biological product, or device made available pursuant to these provisions or the associated costs. Prohibits action against a physician license based solely on a recommendation to an eligible patient or prescription or treatment with such products.
Status:
04/15/2015 In SENATE Committee on HEALTH: Not heard.