CA AB 186
Author: Maienschein (R)
Title: Professions and Vocations: Military Spouses: Licenses
Introduced: 01/28/2013
Last Amend: 06/24/2013
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Establishes a temporary licensure process for an applicant who holds a current license in another jurisdiction and who supplies satisfactory evidence of being married to or in a domestic partnership or other legal union with an active duty member of the Armed Forces and is assigned to a duty station in the state under official active duty military orders. Requires a signed affidavit from the applicant attesting to the fact he or she meets all requirements. Authorizes certain background checks.
Status:
07/01/2013 In SENATE Committee on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Heard, remains in Committee.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Commentary: CPhA - Watch
Position: Watch


CA AB 333
Author: Wieckowski (D)
Title: Medical Waste
Introduced: 02/13/2013
Last Amend: 07/11/2013
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Provides for the redefinition of specified terms for purposes of the Medical Waste Management Act. Expands the scope of any health care professional. Revises the registration procedures and record requirements for large and small quantity generators of medical waste. Exempts specified small and large quantity generators from the regulation of hazardous waste haulers if specified requirements are met. Regards the proper disposal of medical waste. Relates to the disposal of certain euthanized animals.
Status:
07/11/2013 From SENATE Committee on ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY with author's amendments.
07/11/2013 In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Commentary: CPhA - Watch
Position: Watch


CA AB 578
Author: Dickinson (D)
Title: Health Care
Introduced: 02/20/2013
Last Amend: 05/24/2013
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Requires the Director of the Department of Managed Care or the Insurance Commissioner, upon receiving an application from a first time health care service plan or health insurer applicant, to publish a certain notice and allow comments to be submitted through the internet. Requires the director or commissioner to require an applicant to publish a written notice concerning the application pursuant to certain conditions. Requires the solicitation of comments and a public hearing.
Status:
07/03/2013 In SENATE Committee on HEALTH: Not heard.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Commentary: CPhA - Watch
Position: Watch


CA AB 804
Author: Lowenthal B (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: Pharmacy Providers: Invoices
Introduced: 02/21/2013
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Amends existing law that requires reimbursement to Medi-Cal pharmacy providers for drugs. Provides that pharmacy invoice information is confidential and exempt from public disclosure.
Status:
05/16/2013 To SENATE Committee on HEALTH.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Commentary: CPhA - Sponsor/Support
Position: Sponsor, Support


CA AB 809
Author: Logue (R)
Title: Healing Arts: Telehealth
Introduced: 02/21/2013
Last Amend: 06/25/2013
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Requires a health care provider at the originating site to provide the patient with a waiver for the course of treatment involving telehealth services to obtain informed consent for the agreed course of treatment. Requires the signed waiver to be contained in the patient's medical record.
Status:
06/25/2013 From SENATE Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
06/25/2013 In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Commentary: CPhA - Watch
Position: Watch


CA AB 889
Author: Frazier (D)
Title: Health Care Coverage: Prescription Drugs
Introduced: 02/22/2013
Last Amend: 05/02/2013
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Authorizes health care service plans and health insurers to require step therapy under specified conditions. Requires that plan or insurer to have a process in place to authorize exceptions to step therapy when medically necessary and to conform effectively and efficiently with continuity of care requirements. Prohibits requiring a patient try and fail a specified number of times before allowing access to other medication. Prohibits repeat step therapy under certain conditions. Exempts certain policies.
Status:
08/30/2013 In SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: Held in committee.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Commentary: CPhA - Watch
Position: Watch


CA AB 916
Author: Eggman (D)
Title: Healing Arts: False or Misleading Advertising
Introduced: 02/22/2013
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Amends an existing law which provides for the licensure and regulation of the practice of various healing arts practitioners, and makes it unlawful for those practitioners to disseminate a fraudulent or deceptive statement. Prohibits the use of additional terms by a physician or surgeon with respect to board certification. Makes findings and declarations pertaining to misleading advertisements and statements by physicians and surgeons.
Status:
07/01/2013 In SENATE Committee on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Not heard.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Commentary: CPhA - Watch
Position: Watch


CA AB 1340
Author: Achadjian (R)
Title: State Hospital Employees Act
Introduced: 02/22/2013
Last Amend: 04/03/2014
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Establishes an enhanced treatment facility and specified programs within the State Department of State Hospitals. Requires each state hospital to establish and maintain an enhanced treatment unit. Authorizes an acute psychiatric hospital to be licensed to offer a unit that meets specified requirements, including that each room be limited to one patient. Requires reporting of assaults by patients. Relates to the placement of patients to such unit and the placement assessment related thereto.
Status:
04/03/2014 From SENATE Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
04/03/2014 In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Commentary: CPhA - Watch
Position: Watch


CA AB 1507
Author: Logue (R)
Title: Health Care Coverage
Introduced: 01/14/2014
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 04/22/2014 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Allows an individual or small employer health benefit plan in effect on specified dates that does not qualify as a grandfathered health plan under the Patient Protection Act to be renewed until a specified date to continue until a specified date.
Status:
01/23/2014 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA AB 1535
Author: Bloom (D)
Title: Pharmacists: Naloxone Hydrochloride
Introduced: 01/21/2014
Last Amend: 04/01/2014
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Business, Professions and Consumer Protection Committee
Hearing: 04/08/2014 10:00 am, State Capitol, Room 447
Summary: Authorizes a pharmacist to furnish naloxone hydrochloride in accordance with standardized procedures or protocols developed and approved by both the State Board of Pharmacy and the Medical Board. Requires the development of protocols on the education of the person to whom the drug is furnished and, notification of the patient's primary care provider. Requires the pharmacists to complete related training. Prohibits furnishing naloxone hydrochloride if the patient without consultation on the drug.
Status:
04/01/2014 From ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS & CONSUMER PROTECTION with author's amendments.
04/01/2014 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS & CONSUMER PROTECTION.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Sponsor


CA AB 1558
Author: Hernandez R (D)
Title: Health Data Organization
Introduced: 01/28/2014
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Requests the University of California to establish the California Health Data Organization. Requires health care service plans and health insurers to provide the explanations of benefits or explanations of review to that organization to the extent permitted by federal law. Requires the organization to organize the data provided in those documents and to design and maintain an Internet Web site that allows consumers to compare the prices paid by carriers for procedures.
Status:
02/06/2014 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA AB 1567
Author: Chavez (R)
Title: Office of Rural Health
Introduced: 01/30/2014
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Makes technical, nonsubstantive changes to existing law that requires the Secretary of the health and Welfare Agency to establish the Office of Rural Health to promote coordinated planning for the delivery of health services in rural California.
Status:
01/30/2014 INTRODUCED.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA AB 1727
Author: Rodriguez (D)
Title: Prescription Drugs: Collection and Distribution
Introduced: 02/14/2014
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 05/06/2014 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Prohibits the donation to a county repository and distribution program of a prescription drug that can be dispensed only to a patient registered with the drug's manufacturer in accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Status:
02/27/2014 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA AB 1743
Author: Ting (D)
Title: Hypodermic Needles and Syringes
Introduced: 02/14/2014
Disposition: Pending
File: 16
Location: Assembly Third Reading File
Summary: Deletes a date of repeal. Authorizes a pharmacist or physician to provide an unlimited number of hypodermic needles and syringes to a person 18 years of age or older solely for his or her personal use. Deletes a date of repeal. Exempts the possession of any amount of hypodermic needles and syringes that are acquired from an authorized source.
Status:
03/27/2014 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time. To third reading.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Support


CA AB 1755
Author: Gomez (D)
Title: Medical Information
Introduced: 02/14/2014
Last Amend: 03/28/2014
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Amends existing law that requires a clinic, health facility, home health agency, or hospice to prevent unlawful or unauthorized access to, and use or disclosure of, patients' medical information. Requires those entities to prevent breaches of patients' medical information, as defined, and to report any breach of a patient's medical information to the department and to the affected patient or the patient's representative without unreasonable delay after a breach has been detected.
Status:
03/28/2014 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
03/28/2014 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
03/28/2014 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA AB 1759
Author: Pan (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: Reimbursement Rates
Introduced: 02/14/2014
Last Amend: 03/25/2014
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 04/22/2014 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Relates to Medi-cal reimbursement rates. requires that payments for primary care services provided by specified physicians be no less than 100% of the payment and continue indefinitely to the extent permitted by federal law but only to the extent and that federal financial participation is available. Authorizes the Department of Health Care Services to implement those provisions through provider bulletins without taking regulatory action until regulations are adopted.
Status:
03/25/2014 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
03/25/2014 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA AB 1805
Author: Skinner (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: Reimbursement: Provider Payments
Introduced: 02/18/2014
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 04/22/2014 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Amends existing law that requires Medi-Cal provider payments to be reduced and provider payments for specified non-Medi-Cal programs to be reduced for dates of service on and after specified dates. Prohibits the application of those reductions for payments to providers for dates of service on or after a specified date.
Status:
02/27/2014 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Support


CA AB 1814
Author: Waldron (R)
Title: Prescriber Prevails Act
Introduced: 02/18/2014
Last Amend: 03/28/2014
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 04/29/2014 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Provides, to the extent permitted by federal law, that drugs in specified therapeutic classes that are prescribed by a Medi-Cal beneficiary's treating provider are covered Medi-Cal benefits. Requires a Medi-Cal managed care plan to 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:
03/28/2014 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
03/28/2014 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
03/28/2014 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch
19. CA AB 1838
Author: Bonilla (D)
Title: Healing Arts: Medical School Accreditation
Introduced: 02/18/2014
Last Amend: 03/05/2014
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Amends existing law that requires applicants for a physician's or surgeon's certificate to show an official transcript or other satisfactory evidence that he or she has successfully complete a specified medical curriculum that meets specified requirements. Provides that a school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education or the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools is deemed to meet those requirements.
Status:
03/28/2014 In ASSEMBLY. Read third time. Passed ASSEMBLY. *****To SENATE.(71-0)
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA AB 1841
Author: Mullin (D)
Title: Medical Assistants
Introduced: 02/18/2014
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Specifies that the technical supportive services a medical assistant may perform includes handing to a patient a properly labeled and prepackaged prescription drug, other than a controlled substance, ordered by a licensed physician and surgeon,l a licensed podiatrist, a physician assistant, a nurse practitioner, or a certified nurse-midwife.
Status:
02/27/2014 To ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS & CONSUMER PROTECTION.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA AB 1893
Author: Stone (D)
Title: Sharps Waste
Introduced: 02/19/2014
Last Amend: 03/28/2014
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Requirse all sharps sold to the general public to be sold with a sharps waste container approved by the State Department of Public Health. Requires the container to be labeled with the words sharps waste or with the international biohazard symbol and the word "BIOHAZARD. Requires specified information to be included on a label affixed to the container or on a separate insert included in the sharps packaging. Provides for workers' compensation information and the electonic data interchange system.
Status:
03/28/2014 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
03/28/2014 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
03/28/2014 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA AB 1903
Author: Donnelly (R)
Title: Business/Professions: Department of Consumer Affairs
Introduced: 02/19/2014
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Makes technical, nonsubstantive changes to existing law requiring boards within the Department of Consumer Affairs to meet at least 3 times each calendar year.
Status:
02/19/2014 INTRODUCED.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA AB 1917
Author: Gordon (D)
Title: Outpatient Prescription Drugs: Cost Sharing
Introduced: 02/19/2014
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 04/29/2014 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Requires that the copayment, coinsurance, or any other form of cost sharing for a covered outpatient prescription drug for an individual prescription for a supply of up to 30 days not exceed a specified annual out-of-pocket limit. Requires that an enrollee who is eligible for a reduction in cost sharing through a qualified health plan offered through the State Health Benefits Exchange not be required to pay in any single month more than a specified annual limit on out-of-pocket expenses for that product.
Status:
03/03/2014 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA AB 2015
Author: Chau (D)
Title: Health Care Coverage: Discrimination
Introduced: 02/20/2014
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Appropriations Committee
Hearing: 04/09/2014 9:00 am, 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:
04/01/2014 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH: Do pass to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.(18-1)
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA AB 2059
Author: Muratsuchi (D)
Title: Medical Records: Electronic Delivery
Introduced: 02/20/2014
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 04/22/2014 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 copy is requested, if the medical record exists in digital or electronic format and the medical record can be delivered electronically.
Status:
03/03/2014 To ASSEMBLY Committees on HEALTH and JUDICIARY.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA AB 2069
Author: Maienschein (R)
Title: Immunizations: Influenza
Introduced: 02/20/2014
Last Amend: 04/02/2014
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 04/22/2014 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Requires each general acute care hospital to provide, prior to discharge, educational information regarding influenza disease and the availability of a vaccine to protect against the influenza virus to person within a specified age group, pursuant to specified requirements. Requires a hospital choosing to offer such vaccinations to patients in that age group to inform the patient that they may be required to pay for the vaccination. Requires the posting of information on influenza and vaccination locations.
Status:
04/02/2014 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
04/02/2014 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA AB 2131
Author: Morrell (R)
Title: Pharmacy Licenses: Letters of Reprimand
Introduced: 02/20/2014
Last Amend: 04/02/2014
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Business, Professions and Consumer Protection Committee
Hearing: 04/08/2014 10:00 am, State Capitol, Room 447
Summary: Authorizes the State Pharmacy Board to issue a license to an applicant who has committed minor violations that the board deems, in its discretion, do not merit the denial of a license or require probationary status, and to concurrently issue a public letter of reprimand. Provides the requirements for such letters to include a related hearing by a licensee. Provides the procedures for holding those meetings. Provides procedures for the purging of such letters. Requires posting of such letters.
Status:
04/02/2014 From ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS & CONSUMER PROTECTION with author's amendments.
04/02/2014 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS & CONSUMER PROTECTION.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA AB 2165
Author: Patterson (R)
Title: Professions and Vocations: Licenses
Introduced: 02/20/2014
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Business, Professions and Consumer Protection Committee
Hearing: 04/22/2014 9:00 am, State Capitol, Room 447
Summary: Relates to licensure of the healing arts, professions, vocations, and businesses. Requires each board to complete within a specified number of days the application review process to issue within the same number of days a license to an applicant who successfully satisfied all licensure requirements.
Status:
03/06/2014 To ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS & CONSUMER PROTECTION.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA AB 2309
Author: Brown (D)
Title: Controlled Substances: Possession
Introduced: 02/21/2014
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Appropriations Committee
Hearing: 04/09/2014 9:00 am, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Relates to deferred entry of judgment with respect to possession of controlled substances. Adds possession of Chlordiazepoxide, Clonazepam, Clorazepate, Diazepam, Flurazepam, Lorazepam, Mebutamate, Oxazepam, Prazepam, Temazepam, Halazepam, Alprazolam, Propoxyphene, Diethylpropion, Phentermine, Pemoline, Fenfluramine, and Triazolam, without a prescription to the list of violations.
Status:
04/01/2014 From ASSEMBLY Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY: Do pass to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.(7-0)
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA AB 2325
Author: Perez J (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: CommuniCal
Introduced: 02/21/2014
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 04/08/2014 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Requires the State Department of Health Care Services to establish the Medi-Cal Patient-Centered Communication program to be administered by a 3rd-party administrator, to provide and reimburse for medical interpretation services to Medi-Cal beneficiaries who are limited English proficient.
Status:
03/10/2014 To ASSEMBLY Committees on HEALTH and PUBLIC EMPLOYEES, RETIREMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch, Watch


CA AB 2340
Author: Garcia (D)
Title: Department of Public Health: Office of Health Equity
Introduced: 02/21/2014
Last Amend: 03/28/2014
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Authorizes the Deputy Director of the Office of Health Equity when establishing an advisory committee to advance the goals of the office and to actively participate in decisionmaking to include on the committee representatives from women's health organizations that focus on health disparities and inequalities related to gender.
Status:
03/28/2014 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
03/28/2014 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
03/28/2014 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA AB 2346
Author: Gonzalez (D)
Title: Nurse Practitioners Supervision
Introduced: 02/21/2014
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Prohibits a physician and surgeon from supervising more than 6 nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives at one time for purposes of furnishing drugs or devices. Prohibits a physician and surgeon from supervising more than 6 physician assistants at one time.
Status:
03/10/2014 To ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS & CONSUMER PROTECTION.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch

CA AB 2418
Author: Bonilla (D)
Title: Health Care Coverage: Prescription Drug Refills
Introduced: 02/21/2014
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 04/29/2014 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Relates to the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care. Requires a health care service plan contract or health insurance policy that provides prescription drug benefits and imposes a mandatory mail order restriction for prescription drugs to establish a process allowing enrollees and insureds to opt out of the restriction.
Status:
03/10/2014 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Sponsor


CA AB 2484
Author: Gordon (D)
Title: Healing Arts: Telehealth
Introduced: 02/21/2014
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Allows a health care provider to obtain written consent from the patient before telehealth may be used and would require that written consent to be documented in the patient's medical record.
Status:
03/13/2014 To ASSEMBLY Committees on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS & CONSUMER PROTECTION and HEALTH.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA AB 2485
Author: Dickinson (D)
Title: Unlawful Detainer: Nuisance: Unlawful Weapons
Introduced: 02/21/2014
Last Amend: 03/28/2014
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Appropriations Committee
Hearing: 04/09/2014 9:00 am, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Amends existing law which establishes the criteria for determining when a tenant is guilty of unlawful detainer, including involving illegally selling a controller substance, or the commission of an offense involving the unlawful possession of illegal weapons or ammunition or the use of the premises for that purpose. Extends the provision regarding illegally selling controlled substances, applicable only to specified counties. Requires the County of Sacramento to comply with certain reporting requirements.
Status:
03/28/2014 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA AB 2500
Author: Frazier (D)
Title: Vehicles: Driving Under the Influence: Drugs
Introduced: 02/21/2014
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Makes it unlawful for a person to drive a motor vehicle if his or her blood contains any detectable amount of delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol of marijuana or any other drug classified in Schedules I, II, III, or IV of the California Uniform Controlled Substance Act.
Status:
03/13/2014 To ASSEMBLY Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA AB 2515
Author: Donnelly (R)
Title: Controlled Substances: Sentencing
Introduced: 02/21/2014
Last Amend: 03/28/2014
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Deletes a requirement that a person convicted under a provision of law prohibiting a person from using or being under the influence of specified controlled substances except when administered by a person licensed to dispense, prescribe, or administer such substances serve a specified number of days in a county jail. Deletes a requirement that, as a condition of granting probation, the person serve such time in jail. Makes additional conforming changes. Authorizes the granting of specified probation.
Status:
03/28/2014 To ASSEMBLY Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.
03/28/2014 From ASSEMBLY Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY with author's amendments.
03/28/2014 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA AB 2546
Author: Salas (D)
Title: Kern County Hospital Authority
Introduced: 02/21/2014
Last Amend: 03/28/2014
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Authorizes the Board of Supervisors of the County of Kern to establish the Kern County Hospital Authority by reaching an agreement with at least one health care facility and adopting an ordinance.
Status:
03/28/2014 To ASSEMBLY Committee on LOCAL GOVERNMENT.
03/28/2014 From ASSEMBLY Committee on LOCAL GOVERNMENT with author's amendments.
03/28/2014 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on LOCAL GOVERNMENT.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA AB 2603
Author: Perez V (D)
Title: Controlled Substance: Permissive Lawful Possession
Introduced: 02/21/2014
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Public Safety Committee
Hearing: 04/08/2014 9:00 am, State Capitol, Room 126
Summary: Creates an exception from specified prohibitions for possession of certain controlled substances for a lawful purpose by anyone with the express authorization or direction of prescription holder.
Status:
03/13/2014 To ASSEMBLY Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA AB 2605
Author: Bonilla (D)
Title: Pharmacy: Sterile Drug Products
Introduced: 02/21/2014
Last Amend: 03/18/2014
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Amends existing law that requires the State Board of Pharmacy to report to the Joint Committee on Boards, Commissions, and Consumer Protection and the Department of Consumer Affairs the pass rates of applicants who sat for the national examination for pharmacist licensure with pass rates of applicants to sat for the prior state examination. Requires the Board to report the pass rate information to the appropriate committees of the Legislature and the Department.
Status:
03/18/2014 From ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS & CONSUMER PROTECTION with author's amendments.
03/18/2014 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS & CONSUMER PROTECTION.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA AB 2638
Author: Chau (D)
Title: The Department of Consumer Affairs
Introduced: 02/21/2014
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Makes a technical, nonsubstantive change to existing law that provides that the Department of Consumer Affairs is comprised of boards that license and regulate various professions and vocations.
Status:
02/21/2014 INTRODUCED.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA ACR 93
Author: Buchanan (D)
Title: Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month
Introduced: 02/11/2014
Last Amend: 03/24/2014
Disposition: Pending
File: 71
Location: Senate Third Reading File
Summary: Proclaims the month of March 2014 as Drug Abuse Awareness Month.
Status:
04/03/2014 Withdrawn from SENATE Committee on RULES.
04/03/2014 In SENATE. Ordered to third reading.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA SB 18
Author: Hernandez E (D)
Title: State Health Benefits Review Program: Health Insurance
Introduced: 12/03/2012
Last Amend: 04/17/2013
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Amends existing law that requests the University of California to establish the State Health Benefits Review Program to assess legislation to mandate a benefit or service or to repeal a mandated benefit or service. Includes essential health benefits and the impact on the State Health Benefit Exchange in the areas to be reported by the program.
Status:
05/20/2013 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Commentary: CPhA - Watch
Position: Watch


CA SB 204
Author: Corbett (D)
Title: Prescription Drugs: Labeling
Introduced: 02/08/2013
Last Amend: 06/27/2013
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Requires translations of the directions for use in non-English languages published on the Board of Pharmacy's Internet Web site to be used when labeling a prescription container. Authorizes a pharmacist to use its own translations of the directions for use if a trained and qualified translator or services is utilized to complete the additional translations. Authorizes translation in other non-English languages. Relates to the exemption of a pharmacist who uses such translations not knowing of any errors.
Status:
08/13/2013 In ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH: Not heard.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Commentary: CPhA - Oppose
Position: Oppose


CA SB 491
Author: Hernandez E (D)
Title: Nurse Practitioners
Introduced: 02/21/2013
Last Amend: 08/14/2013
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Amends the Nurse Practice Act. Authorizes a nurse practitioner to perform certain acts without physician supervision if the practitioner meets specified requirements. Requires the practitioner to refer the patient to a physician or surgeon or other health care provider under certain circumstances. Requires professional liability insurance. Prohibits the supplanting of a physician and surgeon employed by specified health care facilities.
Status:
08/30/2013 In ASSEMBLY Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: Held in committee.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Commentary: CPhA - support
Position: Support


CA SB 492
Author: Hernandez E (D)
Title: Optometrist: Practice: Licensure
Introduced: 02/21/2013
Last Amend: 08/05/2013
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Includes the provision of habilitative optometric services to the practice of optometry. Expands the scope of practice of optometrists who are certified to use therapeutic pharmaceutical agents by authorizing those optometrists to use all federally approved agents for use in treating the eye conditions covered in existing law. Expands the ability of an optometrist to use such agents to diagnose and treat certain diseases. Requires the granting of a certificate for the use of specified advanced procedures.
Status:
08/06/2013 In ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS & CONSUMER PROTECTION: Not heard.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Commentary: CPhA - Watch
Position: Support


CA SB 500
Author: Lieu (D)
Title: Medical Practice: Pain Management
Introduced: 02/21/2013
Last Amend: 01/09/2014
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Requires the State Medical Board to update its standards to ensure that competent review in cases concerning the management, including, but not limited to, the undertreatment, undermedication, and overmedication of a patient's pain. Requires the Board to convene a task force to develop and recommend updated standards to the Board. Requires the Board to update those standards or a specified date schedule.
Status:
01/23/2014 In SENATE. Read third time. Passed SENATE. *****To ASSEMBLY.(33-0)
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch



CA SB 506
Author: Hill (D)
Title: Ephedrine: Retail sale
Introduced: 02/21/2013
Last Amend: 01/27/2014
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Provides it is a misdemeanor, for a retail distributor, to sell or distribute specified amounts of nonprescription products containing ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, norpseudoephedrine, or phylpropanolamine within specified time limits. Provides for the secure storage of and monitoring of such products. Requires a memorandum of understanding with specified entities regarding a system to govern access to related transaction records. Requires distributors to report transactions to the system. Relates to access.
Status:
01/28/2014 In SENATE. Read third time. Passed SENATE. *****To ASSEMBLY.(30-2)
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Commentary: CPhA - Support
Position: Support


CA SB 508
Author: Hernandez E (D)
Title: Medi-Cal Eligibility
Introduced: 02/21/2013
Last Amend: 01/09/2014
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Codifies the Medi-Cal income eligibility thresholds established by the State Department of Health Services. Requires the Department to implement provisions regarding providing Medi-Cal benefits to an individual who is in foster care for a specified time period under specified conditions. Removes the requirement that a child's part or caretaker relative meet the deprivation requirements in order for the child to be eligible for Medi-Cal.
Status:
01/27/2014 In SENATE. Read third time. Passed SENATE. *****To ASSEMBLY.(28-8)
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Commentary: CPhA - Watch
Position: Watch


CA SB 718
Author: Yee (D)
Title: Hospitals: Workplace Violence Prevention Plan
Introduced: 02/22/2013
Last Amend: 09/03/2013
Disposition: Pending
File: A-6
Location: Assembly Inactive File
Summary: Prohibits a hospital from preventing an employee from seeking assistance and intervention for a violent incident. Requires a hospital to provide evaluation and treatment for an injured employee and to report any violent incident. Authorizes the assessment of a civil penalty against a hospital for failure to report. Requires records maintenance, and the State Division of Occupational Safety and Health to post on its Internet Web site a report regarding violent incidents and to adopt implementing regulations.
Status:
09/06/2013 In ASSEMBLY. To Inactive File.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Commentary: CPhA - Watch
Position: Watch


CA SB 1014
Author: Jackson (D)
Title: Pharmaceutical Waste: Home Generated
Introduced: 02/13/2014
Last Amend: 04/01/2014
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Business, Professions & Economic Development Committee
Hearing: 04/21/2014 1:00 pm, Room 3191
Summary: Enacts the Home-Generated Pharmaceutical Waste Collection Disposal Act. Requires a producer of covered pharmaceuticals to submit to the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery a product stewardship plan. Authorizes producers to submit a plan or designate a stewardship organization to act as an agent on behalf of the producers to submit a plan. Requires the plan to contain elements with regard to the collection and disposal of home-generated pharmaceutical waste. Authorizes violation penalties.
Status:
04/01/2014 In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA SB 1034
Author: Monning (D)
Title: Health Care Coverage: Waiting Periods.
Introduced: 02/14/2014
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Health Committee
Hearing: 04/09/2014 1:30 pm, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Prohibits group health care service plan contracts and group health insurance policies from imposing any waiting or affiliation period.
Status:
02/27/2014 To SENATE Committee on HEALTH.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA SB 1039
Author: Hernandez E (D)
Title: Pharmacies: Furnishing Drugs
Introduced: 02/18/2014
Last Amend: 03/28/2014
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Business, Professions & Economic Development Committee
Hearing: 04/21/2014 1:00 pm, Room 3191
Summary: Authorizes a pharmacy technician to perform packaging, including emergency supply packaging and sealing in or for hospitals, hospital unit inspections, and other physical, manipulative, repetitive, or other nondiscretionary tasks under a pharmacist's supervision. Authorizes a pharmacy to furnish certain products to a licensed general acute care hospital, for storage in a secured pharmaceutical supplies container. Relates to records maintenance. Relates to a pharmacist initiating or adjusting a drug regimen.
Status:
03/28/2014 From SENATE Committee on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT with author's amendments.
03/28/2014 In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA SB 1052
Author: Torres (D)
Title: Health Benefit Exchange: Report: Formularies
Introduced: 02/18/2014
Last Amend: 03/28/2014
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Health Committee
Hearing: 04/23/2014 1:30 pm, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Requires an annual report by the Health Benefit Exchange to include the total number of uninsured State residents as a percentage of the state population and an independent evaluation of the marketing and outreach and enrollment activities undertaken by the Exchange. Prohibits posting a plan on the Internet Web site unless the carrier posts specified information regarding the carrier's formulary. Requires a specified search tool on the Exchange's Web site regarding specified aspects of each plan.
Status:
03/28/2014 From SENATE Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
03/28/2014 In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA SB 1159
Author: Lara (D)
Title: License Suspensions or Restriction
Introduced: 02/20/2014
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Makes technical, nonsubstantive changes to existing law. Provides for the licensure and regulation of various professions and vocations by boards within the Department of Consumer Affairs, among other entities.
Status:
03/06/2014 To SENATE Committee on RULES.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA SB 1212
Author: Walters (R)
Title: Medi-Cal: Moratoria on Enrollment of Providers
Introduced: 02/20/2014
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Makes technical, nonsubstantive changes to existing law that provides for the medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care services.
Status:
03/06/2014 To SENATE Committee on RULES.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA SB 1258
Author: DeSaulnier (D)
Title: Controlled Substances: Prescriptions: Reporting
Introduced: 02/21/2014
Last Amend: 03/25/2014
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Business, Professions & Economic Development Committee
Hearing: 04/21/2014 1:00 pm, Room 3191
Summary: Requires the prescribing and dispensing of Schedule V controlled substances to be monitored in the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES). Authorizes an individual who is investigating a professional license application to apply for access to the CURES regarding the controlled substance history of the applicant. Requires that controlled substance electronic prescriptions meet specified regulations. Relates to the allowable time period for certain substance prescriptions.
Status:
04/03/2014 Re-referred to SENATE Committees on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT and PUBLIC SAFETY.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA SB 1316
Author: Cannella (R)
Title: MediCal: Disease Management Waiver
Introduced: 02/21/2014
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Makes a technical, nonsubstantive change to provisions regarding waiver of federal law to test the efficacy of providing a disease management benefit to specified beneficiaries under the Medi-Cal program.
Status:
03/06/2014 To SENATE Committee on RULES.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA SB 1340
Author: Hernandez E (D)
Title: Health Care Coverage: Provider Contracts
Introduced: 02/21/2014
Last Amend: 03/24/2014
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Health Committee
Hearing: 04/09/2014 1:30 pm, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Relates to the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975 regarding licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care. Prohibits a contract between a plan or insurer and a provider or supplier from restricting the ability of the plan or insurer to furnish information to consumers or purchasers concerning the cost range of a procedure, full course of treatment or the quality of services performed.
Status:
03/24/2014 From SENATE Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
03/24/2014 In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA SB 1341
Author: Mitchell (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: Statewide Automated Welfare System
Introduced: 02/21/2014
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Health Committee
Hearing: 04/23/2014 1:30 pm, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Requires the Statewide Automated Welfare System to be the system of record for Medi-Cal and to contain all Medi-Cal eligibility rules and case management functionality. Authorizes the California Healthcare Eligibility, Enrollment, and Retention System (CalHEERS) to house the business rules necessary for an eligibility determination. Requires CalHEERS to make the business rules available to the Statewide Automated Welfare System consortia to determine Medi-Cal Eligibility.
Status:
03/13/2014 To SENATE Committee on HEALTH.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA SB 1429
Author: Steinberg (D)
Title: Civil Damages: Medical Malpractice
Introduced: 02/21/2014
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Declares the intent of the Legislature to bring interested parties together to develop a legislative solution to issues surrounding medical malpractice injury compensation.
Status:
03/13/2014 To SENATE Committee on RULES.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA SB 1438
Author: Pavley (D)
Title: Controlled Substances: Research
Introduced: 02/21/2014
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Health Committee
Hearing: 04/23/2014 1:30 pm, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Relates to the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, and research on the misuse and abuse of controlled substances. Permits the Attorney General to authorize hospitals and trauma centers to share information with local law enforcement agencies about controlled substances. Limits the data that may be provided by hospitals and trauma centers to the number of overdoses and the substances suspected as the cause of the overdose.
Status:
03/13/2014 To SENATE Committees on HEALTH and PUBLIC SAFETY.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch


CA SB 1457
Author: Evans (D)
Title: Medical Care: Electronic Treatment Authorization
Introduced: 02/21/2014
Last Amend: 03/28/2014
Disposition: Pending
Summary: Relates to Medi-Cal program, the California Children's Services Program and the Genetically Handicapped Person's Program. Requires requests for authorization for treatment or services to be submitted in an electronic format. Provides an exclusion. Requires the State Department of Health Care Services to designate an alternate format for submitting requests when the Department's Web site or other electronic means are unavailable. Authorizes using all-county letters, plan letters, or provider bulletins.
Status:
03/28/2014 In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Private File: CaPharmacistsAssoc
Position: Watch