CPhA Sponsored Legislation:

AB 627 (Gomez) establishes fair standards for Maximum Allowable Cost (MAC)-based pharmacy reimbursement.  The bill requires PBMs to update their MAC lists weekly;  requires PBMs to provide in-network pharmacies with the current MAC list upon request and disclose the sources used in establishing MAC lists; and establishes much-needed standards for appeals filed by pharmacies for MAC list prices that appear to be out of date.

SB 672 (Hernandez), which CPhA is co-sponsoring with CSHP, adds pharmacists to the list of healthcare providers whose peer review records are given evidentiary privilege and protection from disclosure in civil matters.  Pharmacist peer review performed in pharmacies already has these protections, but if the peer review program is run by a clinic, hospital, or other setting the peer review records are not protected.  This protection is necessary to ensure that pharmacists can participate in peer review, providing honest and open feedback, without fear that the information could harm themselves or a colleague.


Other Legislation:

1.

CA AB 34

 

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Author:

Bonta (D)

Title:

Medical Cannabis Regulation and Enforcement

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

05/20/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Assembly Appropriations Committee

Summary:

Enacts the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Control Act. Establishes the Division of Medical Cannabis Regulation and Enforcement and related entities. Prohibits prosecution of qualified patients. Permits a dispensary to provide patients with medical marijuana and medical marijuana products obtained from licensees. Relates to packaging and labeling. Authorizes local ordinances. Establishes a driving under the influence penalty fund. Requires regulations. Provides employee certification. Provides for a tax.

Status:

05/20/2015

In ASSEMBLY Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: Not heard.

05/20/2015

From ASSEMBLY Committee on APPROPRIATIONS with author's amendments.

05/20/2015

In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.

 

2.

CA AB 41

 

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Author:

Chau (D)

Title:

Health Care Coverage: Discrimination

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Assembly Appropriations Committee

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:

05/06/2015

In ASSEMBLY Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.

CaPharma_position:

Support

 

3.

CA AB 45

 

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Author:

Mullin (D)

Title:

Household Hazardous Waste

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

04/30/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Assembly Appropriations Committee

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 over the baseline. 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 waste. Requires an annual report to the Department on progress in achieving compliance.

Status:

05/20/2015

In ASSEMBLY Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.

CaPharma_position:

Support

 

4.

CA AB 49

 

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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

 

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Author:

Waldron (R)

Title:

Medi-Cal

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

04/30/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Assembly Appropriations Committee

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, not on the Medi-Cal managed care plan formulary, and consistent with specified federal rules, under which the beneficiary is entitled to an urgent appeal.

Status:

05/20/2015

In ASSEMBLY Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.

 

6.

CA AB 72

 

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Author:

Bonta (D)

Title:

Medi-Cal: Demonstration Project

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

yes

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Health Committee

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:

05/07/2015

To SENATE Committee on HEALTH.

 

7.

CA AB 73

 

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Author:

Waldron (R)

Title:

Prescriber Prevails Act

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

05/04/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Assembly Appropriations Committee

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 if the treating provider demonstrates that the drug is medically necessary, not on a Medi-Cal managed care plan formulary, and consistent with federal rules and regulations for labeling and use, under which circumstance the beneficiary would be entitled to appeal.

Status:

05/20/2015

In ASSEMBLY Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: Not heard.

 

8.

CA AB 159

 

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Author:

Calderon I (D)

Title:

Investigational Drugs, Products, and Devices

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

04/28/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

SENATE

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 a certain protocol. Prohibits altering a provider's Medicare of Medicaid participation due to a access recommendation.

Status:

05/18/2015

In ASSEMBLY. Read third time. Passed ASSEMBLY. *****To SENATE.(74-2)

 

9.

CA AB 266

 

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Author:

Cooley (D)

Title:

Medical Marijuana

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

05/11/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Assembly Appropriations Committee

Summary:

Establishes a Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation 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. Authorizes a county to impose a related tax upon voter approval. Relates to the certification of testing labs. Establishes a cannabis employee certification system.

Status:

05/20/2015

In ASSEMBLY Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.

 

10.

CA AB 339

 

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Author:

Gordon (D)

Title:

Health Care Coverage: Outpatient Prescription Drugs

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

05/20/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Assembly Appropriations Committee

Summary:

Requires health care service plan contract or a health insurance policy providing 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. Provides the formula for a specified supply. Requires coverage for single-tablet and extended release regiments, unless certain conditions apply. Relates to higher tier placement.

Status:

05/20/2015

From ASSEMBLY Committee on APPROPRIATIONS with author's amendments.

05/20/2015

In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.

 

11.

CA AB 357

 

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Author:

Chiu (D)

Title:

Employment: Work Hours: Fair Scheduling Act of 2015

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

05/01/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Assembly Appropriations Committee

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 welfare-related appointment. Prohibits sanctions for refusing employment under specified conditions.

Status:

05/13/2015

In ASSEMBLY Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.

 

12.

CA AB 366

 

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Author:

Bonta (D)

Title:

Medi-Cal: Reimbursement: Provider Rates

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

yes

Last Amend:

05/14/2015

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:

05/20/2015

In ASSEMBLY Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.

CaPharma_position:

Support

 

13.

CA AB 374

 

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Author:

Nazarian (D)

Title:

Health Care Coverage: Prescription Drugs

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

04/30/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Assembly Appropriations Committee

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:

05/13/2015

In ASSEMBLY Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.

 

14.

CA AB 463

 

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Author:

Chiu (D)

Title:

Pharmaceutical Cost Transparency Act of 2015

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Assembly Health Committee

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:

04/28/2015

In ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH: Not heard.

 

15.

CA AB 483

 

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Author:

Patterson (R)

Title:

Healing Arts: Initial License Fees: Proration

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

04/09/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Assembly Appropriations Committee

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:

04/29/2015

In ASSEMBLY Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.

 

16.

CA AB 486

 

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Author:

Bonilla (D)

Title:

Centralized Hospital Packaging Pharmacies: Labels

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

yes

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

SENATE

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:

05/14/2015

In ASSEMBLY. Read third time, urgency clause adopted. Passed ASSEMBLY. *****To SENATE.(78-0)

CaPharma_position:

Support

 

17.

CA AB 507

 

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Author:

Olsen (R)

Title:

Department of Consumer Affairs: BreEZe System

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

03/26/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Assembly Appropriations Committee

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:

04/29/2015

In ASSEMBLY Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.

 

18.

CA AB 611

 

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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.

 

19.

CA AB 623

 

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Author:

Wood (D)

Title:

Abuse-Deterrent Opiod Analgesic Drug Products

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

05/04/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Assembly Appropriations Committee

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 such 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 certain supply of the opioid analgesic drug product. Requires informing the patient on proper storage and disposal.

Status:

05/04/2015

In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.

 

20.

CA AB 627

 

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Author:

Gomez (D)

Title:

Audits of Pharmacy Benefits

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

03/26/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Committee:

Senate Business, Professions & Economic Development Committee

Hearing:

06/08/2015, Room 3191

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:

05/21/2015

To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

 

21.

CA AB 649

 

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Author:

Patterson (R)

Title:

Medical Waste: Law Enforcement Drug Takeback

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

04/16/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Environmental Quality Committee

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:

05/21/2015

To SENATE Committee on ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY.

 

22.

CA AB 750

 

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Author:

Low (D)

Title:

Business and Professions: Retired Category: Licenses

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

04/16/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Assembly Appropriations Committee

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:

04/29/2015

In ASSEMBLY Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.

 

23.

CA AB 788

 

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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.

 

24.

CA AB 1060

 

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Author:

Bonilla (D)

Title:

Professions and Vocations: Licensure

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

03/26/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Business, Professions & Economic Development Committee

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:

05/21/2015

To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

 

25.

CA AB 1069

 

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Author:

Gordon (D)

Title:

Prescription Drugs: Collection and Distribution

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

05/06/2015

Disposition:

Pending

File:

15

Location:

Assembly Third Reading File

Summary:

Authorizes a county-owned pharmacy participating in the medication repository and distribution program to transfer eligible donated medication to a participating county-owned pharmacy in any other county. Authorizes medication donated to the program to be maintained in new, properly labeled containers; Prohibits donated medication from being repackaged more than twice. Makes a technical, nonsubstantive change to these provisions.

Status:

05/07/2015

In ASSEMBLY. Read second time. To third reading.

 

26.

CA AB 1073

 

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Author:

Ting (D)

Title:

Pharmacy: Prescription Drug Labels

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

04/28/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

SENATE

Summary:

Amends the Pharmacy Law regarding drug labels. Requires a dispenser, using professional judgment, to use a standardized direction for use on the label of the prescription container from a list in existing regulations. Requires making 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:

05/14/2015

In ASSEMBLY. Read third time. Passed ASSEMBLY. *****To SENATE.(76-0)

 

27.

CA AB 1117

 

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Author:

Garcia (D)

Title:

Medi-Cal: Vaccination Rates

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

03/26/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Assembly Appropriations Committee

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:

04/29/2015

In ASSEMBLY Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.

 

28.

CA AB 1124

 

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Author:

Perea (D)

Title:

Workers' Compensation: Medication Formulary

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

04/14/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Assembly Appropriations Committee

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:

04/29/2015

In ASSEMBLY Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.

 

29.

CA AB 1155

 

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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.

 

30.

CA AB 1162

 

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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:

05/13/2015

In ASSEMBLY Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.

CaPharma_position:

SupportIfAmended

 

31.

CA AB 1306

 

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Author:

Burke (D)

Title:

Healing Arts: Certified Nurse-Midwives: Scope

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

File:

47

Location:

Assembly Third Reading File

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:

05/14/2015

In ASSEMBLY. Read second time. To third reading.

 

32.

CA AB 1337

 

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Author:

Linder (R)

Title:

Medical Records Electronic Delivery

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

04/21/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Health Committee

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:

05/21/2015

To SENATE Committees on HEALTH and JUDICIARY.

CaPharma_position:

SupportIfAmended

 

33.

CA AB 1388

 

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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.

 

34.

CA AB 1392

 

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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.

 

35.

CA AB 1394

 

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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.

 

36.

CA AB 1396

 

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Author:

Bonta (D)

Title:

Public Health Finance

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

04/16/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Assembly Appropriations Committee

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:

04/29/2015

In ASSEMBLY Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.

 

37.

CA ACR 26

 

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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[EffectiveRule]

 

38.

CA SB 4

 

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Author:

Lara (D)

Title:

Health Care Coverage: Immigration Status

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

04/28/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Appropriations Committee

Summary:

Relates to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Provides a waiver to allow individuals who are not eligible to obtain health coverage because of immigration status to obtain coverage from the State 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. Creates the State Health Exchange Program for All Californians relative to the exchange.

Status:

05/04/2015

In SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.

 

39.

CA SB 8

 

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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.

 

40.

CA SB 22

 

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Author:

Roth (D)

Title:

Residency Training

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

05/05/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Appropriations Committee

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 grant ranking criteria. Relates to funding from the Budget.

Status:

05/11/2015

In SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.

CaPharma_position:

SupportIfAmended

 

41.

CA SB 24

 

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Author:

Hill (D)

Title:

Electronic Cigarettes: Licensing and Restrictions

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

04/21/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Appropriations Committee

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:

05/04/2015

In SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.

CaPharma_position:

Support

 

42.

CA SB 27

 

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Author:

Hill (D)

Title:

Livestock: Use of Antibiotics

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Appropriations Committee

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:

05/04/2015

In SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.

CaPharma_position:

Support

 

43.

CA SB 36

 

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Author:

Hernandez (D)

Title:

Medi-Cal: Demonstration Project

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

yes

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Assembly Health Committee

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:

05/14/2015

To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.

 

44.

CA SB 52

 

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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.

 

45.

CA SB 128

 

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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:

05/11/2015

In SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.

 

46.

CA SB 137

 

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Author:

Hernandez (D)

Title:

Health Care Coverage: Provider Directories

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

04/21/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Appropriations Committee

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:

05/04/2015

In SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.

CaPharma_position:

SupportIfAmended

 

47.

CA SB 140

 

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Author:

Leno (D)

Title:

Electronic Cigarettes

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

04/13/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Appropriations Committee

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:

04/27/2015

In SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.

CaPharma_position:

Support

 

48.

CA SB 149

 

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Author:

Stone (R)

Title:

Investigational Drugs: Biological Products or Devices

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

05/05/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Appropriations Committee

Summary:

Permits a manufacturer of an investigational drug, biological product, or device to make the product available to eligible patients with a terminal disease and to provide a related report. Provides the Medical Practice Act does not require a health benefit plan or governmental agency to provide coverage for the cost of such products made available under these provisions. Authorizes a health benefit plan to provide coverage for such products. Prohibits action against a physician for making a recommendation.

Status:

05/18/2015

In SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.

 

49.

CA SB 151

 

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Author:

Hernandez (D)

Title:

Tobacco Products: Minimum Legal Age

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Appropriations Committee

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:

04/27/2015

In SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.

CaPharma_position:

Support

 

50.

CA SB 203

 

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Author:

Monning (D)

Title:

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: Safety Warnings

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

04/06/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Health Committee

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:

04/29/2015

In SENATE Committee on HEALTH: Failed passage.

04/29/2015

In SENATE Committee on HEALTH: Reconsideration granted.

CaPharma_position:

Support

 

51.

CA SB 238

 

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Author:

Mitchell (D)

Title:

Foster Care: Psychotropic Medication

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

04/07/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Appropriations Committee

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:

05/11/2015

In SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.

 

52.

CA SB 243

 

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Author:

Hernandez (D)

Title:

Medi-Cal: Reimbursement: Provider Rates

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

yes

Last Amend:

05/12/2015

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. Relates to Denti-Cal rates.

Status:

05/18/2015

In SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.

 

53.

CA SB 253

 

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Author:

Monning (D)

Title:

Dependent Children: Psychotropic Medication

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

05/05/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Appropriations Committee

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. Authorizes emergency administration.

Status:

05/18/2015

In SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.

CaPharma_position:

Support

 

54.

CA SB 259

 

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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.

 

55.

CA SB 277

 

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Author:

Pan (D)

Title:

Public Health: Vaccinations

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

05/07/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Eliminates the exemption from existing specified immunization requirements based upon personal beliefs. Allows an exemption from future requirements deemed appropriate by the State Department of Public Health for either medical reasons or personal beliefs. Exempts pupils in specified programs. Provides an temporary exclusion is only for a child who has been exposed to a specified disease and whose proof status does not show proof of immunization against one of specified diseases.

Status:

05/14/2015

In SENATE. Read third time. Passed SENATE. *****To ASSEMBLY.(25-11)

CaPharma_position:

Support

 

56.

CA SB 282

 

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Author:

Hernandez (D)

Title:

Health Care Coverage: Prescription Drugs

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

04/09/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Appropriations Committee

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:

05/04/2015

In SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.

 

57.

CA SB 299

 

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Author:

Monning (D)

Title:

Medi-Cal: Provider Enrollment

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

yes

Last Amend:

05/18/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Assembly Health Committee

Summary:

Exempts from notarization requirements any Medi-Cal provider that chooses to enroll electronically. Clarifies that the Department of Health Care Services is required to collect an application fee for continued enrollment. Requires the Department 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:

05/18/2015

From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.

05/18/2015

In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.

CaPharma_position:

Support

 

58.

CA SB 319

 

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Author:

Beall (D)

Title:

Child Welfare Services: Public Health Nursing

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

03/26/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Appropriations Committee

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:

05/18/2015

In SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.

 

59.

CA SB 323

 

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Author:

Hernandez (D)

Title:

Nurse Practitioners: Scope of Practice

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

04/22/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

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:

05/07/2015

In SENATE. Read third time. Passed SENATE. *****To ASSEMBLY.(25-5)

CaPharma_position:

Support

 

60.

CA SB 423

 

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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.

 

61.

CA SB 435

 

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Author:

Pan (D)

Title:

Medical Home: Health Care Delivery Model

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

04/06/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Appropriations Committee

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:

05/04/2015

In SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.

CaPharma_position:

SupportIfAmended

 

62.

CA SB 446

 

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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.

 

63.

CA SB 447

 

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Author:

Allen (D)

Title:

Medi-Cal: Clinics: Drugs and Supplies

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

04/06/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Appropriations Committee

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:

05/11/2015

In SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.

 

64.

CA SB 482

 

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Author:

Lara (D)

Title:

Controlled Substances: CURES Database

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

04/30/2015

Disposition:

Pending

File:

61

Location:

Senate Third Reading File

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 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:

05/19/2015

In SENATE. Read second time. To third reading.

 

65.

CA SB 538

 

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Author:

Block (D)

Title:

Naturopathic Doctors

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

04/16/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Committee:

Senate Appropriations Committee

Hearing:

05/26/2015 11:00 am, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)

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:

05/18/2015

In SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: Not heard.

CaPharma_position:

OpposeUnlessAmend

 

66.

CA SB 587

 

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Author:

Stone (R)

Title:

Drug Regimens: Hypertension/Hyperlipidemia

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

04/09/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Business, Professions & Economic Development Committee

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.

 

67.

CA SB 590

 

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Author:

Stone (R)

Title:

Pharmacy: Intern Pharmacists

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

04/22/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Assembly Business and Professions Committee

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:

05/18/2015

To ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.

CaPharma_position:

Support

 

68.

CA SB 591

 

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Author:

Pan (D)

Title:

California Tobacco Tax Act of 2015

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

04/16/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Appropriations Committee

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:

05/11/2015

In SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.

CaPharma_position:

Support

 

69.

CA SB 619

 

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Author:

Morrell (R)

Title:

Pharmacy: Outsourcing Facilities: Licensure.

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

04/06/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Appropriations Committee

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:

05/11/2015

In SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: To Suspense File.

 

70.

CA SB 671

 

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Author:

Hill (D)

Title:

Pharmacy: Biological Product

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

05/05/2015

Disposition:

Pending

File:

52

Location:

Senate Third Reading File

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:

05/19/2015

In SENATE. Read second time. To third reading.

CaPharma_position:

OpposeUnlessAmend

 

71.

CA SB 672

 

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Author:

Hernandez (D)

Title:

Discovery: Pharmacist Review Committees

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

05/13/2015

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

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 pharmacist organized committees and review committees.

Status:

05/18/2015

In SENATE. Read third time. Passed SENATE. *****To ASSEMBLY.(36-0)

CaPharma_position:

Sponsor, Support

 

72.

CA SB 715

 

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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.