CPhA Sponsored Legislation for 2016: 

AB 2084 (Wood) allows pharmacists to be paid for Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM) services within their scope of practice when provided to Medi-Cal beneficiaries. To achieve this goal, AB 2084 establishes a CMM benefit for Medi-Cal beneficiaries who need ongoing medication management by a pharmacist. A CMM benefit will allow pharmacists to be reimbursed for clinical services, ensuring that patients get the medication services they need from pharmacists.

AB 2050 (Steinorth) requires all commercial health plans and PBMs to provide coverage for prescription refill synchronization programs to chronic patients who are on ongoing multiple medications. This bill will streamline prescription refill synchronization, making it more convenient for patients to pick up all their prescriptions on one trip to the pharmacy and requires health plans to use the national standard codes or establish classification codes used for medication synchronization. AB 2050 eliminates any barriers for pharmacists who are implementing prescription refill synchronization, a service that has been shown to improve rates of medication adherence and improving patient outcomes. 


See what CPhA Sponsored in 2015:

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MAC lists; and establishes much-needed standards for appeals filed by pharmacies for MAC list prices that appear to be out of date.  **SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR: 7/13/15**

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. **SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR: 9/4/15**


Other Legislation:

1.

CA AB 34

 

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Author:

Cooley (D)

Title:

Medical Cannabis

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

06/02/2015

Disposition:

Failed

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Enacts the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Control Act. Establishes the Office of Medical Cannabis Regulation. Includes provisions governing dispensary licensure and regulation, local ordinances governing medical cannabis, related fund for fines and fees, cultivation sites and dispensing facility apprenticeships, administration and use guidelines, operating a vehicle under the influence, cultivation sites as agricultural employers, and unprofessional conduct for recommending cannabis without an examination.

Status:

02/01/2016

Died pursuant to Art. IV, Sec. 10(c) of the Constitution.

 

2.

CA AB 68

 

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Author:

Waldron (R)

Title:

Medi-Cal

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

08/18/2015

Disposition:

Vetoed

Location:

Vetoed

Summary:

Creates the Patient Access to Prescribed Epilepsy Treatments Act. Subjects the denial of coverage by a Medi-Cal managed care plan of any drug in the seizure or epilepsy therapeutic drug class prescribed by the beneficiary's treating provider to an urgent appeal process, if the provider demonstrates the drug is medically necessary and consistent with specified federal rules and regulations and the drug is not on the Medi-Cal managed care plan formulary.

Status:

10/10/2015

Vetoed by GOVERNOR.[Governor's Message]

 

3.

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:

07/06/2015

Disposition:

Vetoed

Location:

Vetoed

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:

10/11/2015

Vetoed by GOVERNOR.[Governor's Message]

 

4.

CA AB 266

 

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Author:

Bonta (D)

Title:

Medical Marijuana

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

09/11/2015

Disposition:

Enacted

Location:

Chaptered

Summary:

Enacts the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act. Establishes the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation. Requires a system of reporting the movement of commercial cannabis and cannabis products. Imposes certain fines and civil penalties for specified violations. Repeals certain criminal sanctions upon the issuance of licenses under the Act.

Status:

10/09/2015

Signed by GOVERNOR.[Governor's Message]

10/09/2015

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 689[EffectiveRule]

 

5.

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:

09/04/2015

Disposition:

Enacted

Location:

Chaptered

Summary:

Prohibits health care service plan or health care insurance formularies from discouraging the enrollment of individual with health conditions and reducing the generosity of the benefit for those with a particular condition. Provides that a drug copay shall not exceed a specified amount for a specified supply. Provides an exception. Requires coverage of a single antiretroviral drug treatment needed to treat AIDS/HIV. Relates to coverage for medically necessary drugs. Relates to nonformulary drug requests.

Status:

10/08/2015

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 619[EffectiveRule]

 

6.

CA AB 366

 

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Author:

Bonta (D)

Title:

Medi-Cal: Annual Access Monitoring Report

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

07/07/2015

Disposition:

Pending - Carryover

Location:

Senate Appropriations Committee

Summary:

Requires an annual report on Medi-Cal access monitoring which provides an assessment of access to care in Medi-Cal and identifies a basis to evaluate the adequacy of reimbursement rates and the existence of barriers to access to care. Requires certain public meetings. Authorizes a contract with an independent entity to perform an ongoing assessment of such access. Requires, to a specified extent, rate increases to be implemented for services, provider types, or certain geographic areas.

Status:

08/27/2015

In SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: Held in committee.

CaPharma_position:

Support

 

7.

CA AB 374

 

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Author:

Nazarian (D)

Title:

Health Care Coverage: Prescription Drugs

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

09/02/2015

Disposition:

Enacted

Location:

Chaptered

Summary:

Authorizes a request for an exception to a health care service plan's or health insurer's step therapy process for prescription drugs to be submitted in the same manner as a request for prior authorization for prescription drugs. Requires the plan and insurer to respond to such request in the same manner as prior authorization requests. Requires the State departments of Managed Health Care and Insurance to include a provision for step therapy exception requests in the prior authorization form.

Status:

10/08/2015

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 621[EffectiveRule]

 

8.

CA AB 483

 

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Author:

Patterson (R)

Title:

Healing Arts: License Fees: Proration

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

09/02/2015

Disposition:

Vetoed

Location:

Vetoed

Summary:

Requires that the fees for licensure of various professions and vocations, including healing arts, imposed by certain provisions for an initial license, or an original license be prorated on a monthly basis. Requires that the fee assessed on osteopathic physicians and surgeons for renewal be prorated on a monthly basis.

Status:

10/10/2015

Vetoed by GOVERNOR.[Governor's Message]

 

9.

CA AB 486

 

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Author:

Bonilla (D)

Title:

Centralized Hospital Packaging Pharmacies: Labels

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

yes

Disposition:

Enacted

Location:

Chaptered

Summary:

Requires that certain information be displayed on a human-readable unit-dose label, and that information to be retrievable by a pharmacist using the medication lot number or control number. Requires a medication barcode to be machine readable, using medication administration software, and that the software compare certain information to the electronic medical record of an inpatient in order to verify that the medication to be given is the correct medication, dosage, and route of administration.

Status:

09/02/2015

Signed by GOVERNOR.

09/02/2015

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 241[EffectiveRule]

CaPharma_position:

Support

 

10.

CA AB 507

 

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Author:

Olsen (R)

Title:

Department of Consumer Affairs: BreEZe System

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

yes

Last Amend:

07/09/2015

Disposition:

Pending - Carryover

Location:

Senate Business, Professions & Economic Development 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, when available, including, a timeline for the implementation. Requires posting the name of each regulatory entity that is utilizing the system on the Department's Internet Web site.

Status:

07/13/2015

Re-referred to SENATE Committee on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

 

11.

CA AB 627

 

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Author:

Gomez (D)

Title:

Pharmacy Benefit Managers: Contracting Pharmacies

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

06/16/2015

Disposition:

Enacted

Location:

Chaptered

Summary:

Relates to workers' compensation. Requires a pharmacy benefit manager reimbursing a contracting pharmacy for a drug on a maximum allowable cost basis to include contract information identifying any national drug pricing compendia or other data sources used to determine the maximum allowable cost for the drugs on a maximum allowable cost list and to provide for an appeal process. Requires the manager to provide the most up-to-date cost list or lists used by the manager in a Web-based format.

Status:

07/13/2015

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 74[EffectiveRule]

 

12.

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:

06/24/2015

Disposition:

Pending - Carryover

Location:

Senate Appropriations 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 first evaluation and approval by a specified date. Authorizes a law enforcement agency's drug takeback program to use an approved incinerator.

Status:

08/27/2015

In SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: Held in committee.

 

13.

CA AB 788

 

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Author:

Chu (D)

Title:

Prescriptions

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

03/26/2015

Disposition:

Failed

Location:

ASSEMBLY

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:

02/01/2016

Died pursuant to Art. IV, Sec. 10(c) of the Constitution.

 

14.

CA AB 1060

 

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Author:

Bonilla (D)

Title:

Cancer Clinical Trials

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

08/31/2015

Disposition:

Vetoed

Location:

Vetoed

Summary:

Establishes the Cancer Clinical Trials Foundation and the Cancer Clinical Trials Fund. Requires moneys from the Fund be used to establish the Cancer Clinical Trials Grant Program to increase patient access to such clinical trials in specified populations. Requires grant money be used for designated purposes. Requires grant recipients to report to the Program's Board. Requires the Board to report to the Legislature.

Status:

10/05/2015

Vetoed by GOVERNOR.[Governor's Message]

 

15.

CA AB 1069

 

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Author:

Gordon (D)

Title:

Prescription Drugs: Collection and Distribution

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

07/01/2015

Disposition:

Pending - Carryover

Location:

Senate Appropriations Committee

Summary:

Authorizes an entity participating in the medication repository and distribution program to transfer eligible donated medication to a participating entity in any other county. Prohibits such entity from transferring more than a specified percentage of its donated medications annually. 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.

Status:

07/06/2015

From SENATE Committee on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS AND ECON. DEVELOPMENT: Do pass to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.(7-0)

 

16.

CA AB 1073

 

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Author:

Ting (D)

Title:

Pharmacy: Prescription Drug Labels

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

09/04/2015

Disposition:

Enacted

Location:

Chaptered

Summary:

Amends the Pharmacy Law regarding drug labels. Requires a pharmacist to use professional judgment to provide a patient with directions for use of a prescription that enhances the patient's understanding of those directions, consistent with the prescriber's instructions. Requires a dispenser to provide translated directions. Subjects veterinary food-animal drugs to certain labeling requirements relating to standardized directions for use.

Status:

10/11/2015

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 784[EffectiveRule]

 

17.

CA AB 1117

 

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Author:

Garcia (D)

Title:

Medi-Cal: Vaccination Rates

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

06/01/2015

Disposition:

Pending - Carryover

Location:

Senate 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:

08/27/2015

In SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: Held in committee.

 

18.

CA AB 1124

 

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Author:

Perea (D)

Title:

Workers' Compensation: Medication Formulary

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

09/04/2015

Disposition:

Enacted

Location:

Chaptered

Summary:

Requires the Administrative Director of the Division of Workers' Compensation to establish a drug formulary as part of a medical treatment utilization schedule, for prescription medications prescribed in the workers' compensation system. Requires the Director to consult with stakeholders prior to adoption of the formulary, and to publish reports. Requires updating the formulary to allow availability of appropriate medications, including medications newly approved for use. Relates to treatment utilization.

Status:

10/06/2015

Signed by GOVERNOR.

10/06/2015

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 525[EffectiveRule]

 

19.

CA AB 1162

 

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Author:

Holden (D)

Title:

Medi-Cal: Tobacco Cessation

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

09/04/2015

Disposition:

Vetoed

Location:

Vetoed

Summary:

Provides that tobacco cessation services are covered benefits under the Medi-Cal Program, subject to utilization goals. Requires that those services include, all intervention recommendations, and, at a minimum, a specified number of quit attempts per year. Requires cessation services to include a specified treatment regimen of any approved medication. Provides that to the extent federal financial participation is not otherwise jeopardized, tobacco cessation services are covered benefits.

Status:

10/10/2015

Vetoed by GOVERNOR.[Governor's Message]

CaPharma_position:

SupportIfAmended

 

20.

CA AB 1306

 

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Author:

Burke (D)

Title:

Certified Nurse-Midwives: Scope of Practice

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

07/01/2015

Disposition:

Pending - Carryover

Location:

Senate Business, Professions & Economic Development Committee

Summary:

Requires an applicant for a certification to practice nurse-midwifery to provide evidence of national certification. Requires the creation of a Board of Nursing advisory council. Authorizes a certified nurse-midwife to manage a full range of gynecological and obstetric services for women. Relates to the furnishing of drugs or devices in connection with care. Authorizes specified procedures. Relates to liability for midwife acts or omissions. Authorizes nurse-midwife to provide emergency care.

Status:

07/13/2015

In SENATE Committee on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Heard, remains in Committee.

 

21.

CA AB 1337

 

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Author:

Linder (R)

Title:

Medical Records Electronic Delivery

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

07/16/2015

Disposition:

Enacted

Location:

Chaptered

Summary:

Requires a medical provider or attorney to provide an electronic copy of a medical record, when an electronic a copy is requested that is maintained electronically. Requires the provider to accept a prescribed authorization form from the patient if the provider determines that the form is valid.

Status:

10/06/2015

Signed by GOVERNOR.

10/06/2015

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 528[EffectiveRule]

CaPharma_position:

SupportIfAmended

 

22.

CA AB 1386

 

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Author:

Low (D)

Title:

Emergency Medical Care: Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

01/13/2016

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Health Committee

Summary:

Permits a defined authorized entity to use an epinephrine auto-injector to render emergency care to another person in accordance with these provisions. Authorizes a pharmacy to furnish such auto-injectors to an authorized entity. Requires a plan. Requires specified reporting on incidents related to the administration of such auto-injectors. Provides that the entity is not liable for civil damages resulting from any act or omission in connection with the administration of the epinephrine auto-injector.

Status:

02/04/2016

To SENATE Committees on HEALTH and JUDICIARY.

 

23.

CA AB 1561

 

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Author:

Garcia (D)

Title:

Sales and Use Taxes: Exemption: Sanitary Napkins

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee

Summary:

Exempts from sales and use taxes the gross receipts from the sale in this state of, and the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of, sanitary napkins and tampons.

Status:

02/01/2016

To ASSEMBLY Committee on REVENUE AND TAXATION.

 

24.

CA AB 1568

 

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Author:

Bonta (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 implement a waiver or demonstration project authorized under a specified federal waiver that includes a delivery system transformation and alignment incentive program for designated public hospital systems and district municipal hospitals.

Status:

02/01/2016

To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.

 

25.

CA AB 1668

 

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Author:

Calderon I (D)

Title:

Investigational Drugs,Biological Products and Devices

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Assembly Health Committee

Summary:

Permits a manufacturer of an investigational drug, biological product, or device to make the product available to eligible patients with life-threatening conditions. Authorizes a health benefit plan to provide coverage for any investigational drug, biological product, or device. Prohibits disciplinary action against any physician for a related recommendation. Prohibits using such recommendation as the basis for excluding a physician from Medicaid or Medicare certification.

Status:

02/04/2016

To ASSEMBLY Committees on HEALTH and BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.

 

26.

CA AB 1696

 

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Author:

Holden (D)

Title:

Medi-Cal: Tobacco Cessation Services

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Assembly Health Committee

Summary:

Provides that tobacco cessation services are covered benefits, subject to utilization controls, under the Medi-Cal program and requires those services to include all intervention recommendations, as periodically updated, assigned a grade A or B by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, and, at a minimum, 4 quit attempts per year.

Status:

02/08/2016

To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.

 

27.

CA AB 1774

 

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Author:

Bonilla (D)

Title:

Clinical Laboratories: Licensure

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Assembly Business and Professions Committee

Summary:

Repeals the laws requiring a clinical laboratory to be licensed and inspected by the State Department of Public Health including the licensing fee.

Status:

02/18/2016

To ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.

 

28.

CA AB 1827

 

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Author:

Kim (R)

Title:

Emergency Medical Services: Mobile Field Hospitals

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Expresses the intent of the Legislature to establish funding for one mobile field hospital to be ready and available within a specified time period to assist local communities in the event of a natural disaster or other mass casualty incidents.

Status:

02/09/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

29.

CA AB 1831

 

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Author:

Low (D)

Title:

Health Care Coverage: Prescription Drugs: Refills

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Assembly Health Committee

Summary:

Requires a health care service plan contract or health insurance policy that provides coverage for prescription drug benefits to allow for early refills of covered topical opthalmic products at a specified percentage of the predicted days of use.

Status:

02/25/2016

To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.

CaPharma_position:

Support

 

30.

CA AB 1939

 

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Author:

Patterson (R)

Title:

Licensing Requirements

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Assembly Business and Professions Committee

Summary:

Requires the director of the Department of Consumer Affairs conduct a study and submit to the Legislature a report identifying, exploring, and addressing occupational licensing requirement that create unnecessary barriers to labor market entry or mobility.

Status:

02/25/2016

To ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.

 

31.

CA AB 1949

 

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Author:

Baker (R)

Title:

Department of Consumer Affairs

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Makes nonsubstantive changes to existing law establishing the Department of Consumer Affairs, which protects the interests of the people as consumers by protecting consumers from the sale of goods and services through the use of deceptive methods, acts, or practices.

Status:

02/12/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

32.

CA AB 1977

 

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Author:

Wood (D)

Title:

Health Coverage: Abuse Deterrent Opioid Analgesics

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Assembly Health Committee

Summary:

Requires an individual or group health care service plan or disability insurance policy issued, to provide coverage on its formulary, drug list, or other lists of for at least one abuse deterrent opioid analgesic drug product per opioid analgesic active ingredient. Requires the total amount of copayments and coinsurance an enrollee or insured is required to pay for brand name abuse-deterrent opioid analgesic drug products shall not exceed the lowest cost-sharing level for prescription drugs.

Status:

02/25/2016

To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.

 

33.

CA AB 2039

 

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Author:

Ting (D)

Title:

Solid Waste: Reduction

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Provides that it is the intent of the Legislature to reduce waste in the state.

Status:

02/16/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

34.

CA AB 2048

 

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Author:

Gray (D)

Title:

National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Makes technical, nonsubstantive changes to existing law concerning the administration of the National Health Service Corps State Loan Repayment Program.

Status:

02/17/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

35.

CA AB 2050

 

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Author:

Steinorth (R)

Title:

Redevelopment

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Makes nonsubstantive changes to the provision of the Community Redevelopment Law requiring the replacement of affordable housing units.

Status:

02/17/2016

INTRODUCED.

CaPharma_position:

Sponsor

 

36.

CA AB 2077

 

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Author:

Burke (D)

Title:

Health Care Eligibility, Enrollment, and Retention Act

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Relates to the Health Care Reform Eligibility, Enrollment, and Retention Planning Act. Establishes procedures to ensure that individuals move between Medi-Cal and the Exchange without any breaks in coverage.

Status:

02/17/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

37.

CA AB 2084

 

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Author:

Wood (D)

Title:

Medi-Cal

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Provides that comprehensive medication managment (CMM) services, are a covered benefit under the Medi-Cal program. Includes, a written medication treatment plan designed to resolve documented medication therapy problems and to prevent future medication therapy problems. Requires the evaluation of the effectiveness of CMM on quality of care, patient outcomes and, total program costs.

Status:

02/17/2016

INTRODUCED.

CaPharma_position:

Sponsor, Support

 

38.

CA AB 2111

 

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Author:

Dahle (R)

Title:

Household Hazardous Waste

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Makes nonsubstantive changes to existing law which authorizes public agencies to operate household hazardous waste collection facilities, and specifies conditions for the transportation of household hazardous waste.

Status:

02/17/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

39.

CA AB 2144

 

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Author:

Rodriguez (D)

Title:

Pharmacy: Prescriptions

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Makes nonsubstantive changes to the Pharmacy Law that provides for the licensure and regulation of pharmacists by the State Board of Pharmacy and establishes requirements for the substitution of an alternative biological product when a pharmacist is filling a prescription order for a prescribed biological product.

Status:

02/17/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

40.

CA AB 2153

 

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Author:

Garcia (D)

Title:

Household Hazardous Waste: Hazardous Waste Facilities

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Amends existing law that authorizes a door-to-door household waste collection program or household hazardous waste residential pickup services that meets specified requirements to collect household hazardous waste to a hazardous waste facility. Extends that authorization to transport household hazardous waste.

Status:

02/17/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

41.

CA AB 2174

 

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Author:

Jones (R)

Title:

Health Care

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Makes technical, nonsubstantive changes to existing law, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Implementation Act of 2001, which establishes the Office of Health Information Integrity within the Health and Human Services Agency, which is responsible for implementing the provisions of the federal Health Insurance and Accountability Act.

Status:

02/18/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

42.

CA AB 2179

 

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Author:

Gipson (D)

Title:

Hepatitis C Testing

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Authorizes a Hepatitis C counselor, who meets specified requirements comparable to the requirements specified for an HIV counselor, to perform HCV tests in the manner described above with respect to HCV testing by an HIV counselor.

Status:

02/18/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

43.

CA AB 2308

 

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Author:

Hernandez R (D)

Title:

Health Care Coverage: Enrollment Assistance

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Establishes the Health Care Coverage Enrollment Assistance Act of 2016 to provide uninsured students of the State University and the California Community Colleges with information about health care coverage options and enrollment assistance commencing with the 2017-18 academic year.

Status:

02/18/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

44.

CA AB 2344

 

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Author:

Chang (R)

Title:

Workforce Development

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

States the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to promote and improve workforce development.

Status:

02/18/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

45.

CA AB 2345

 

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Author:

Ridley-Thomas S (D)

Title:

Health Care: Patient Access

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

States the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to require a study regarding the problems confronted by patients in accessing health care in the state.

Status:

02/18/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

46.

CA AB 2400

 

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Author:

Nazarian (D)

Title:

Prescription Drug Coverage: Prior Authorization

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Requires plans and insurers to comply with a specified external exception request process for formulary drugs that require prior authorization by the plan or health insurer. Specifies that, for both nonformulary and formulary drugs, the external exception process is in lieu of the health care service plan's grievance process and the health insurer's internal review process following an adverse benefit determination.

Status:

02/18/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

47.

CA AB 2419

 

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Author:

Jones (R)

Title:

The New University of California

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Establishes the New University of California as a 4th segment of public postsecondary education. Provides for no instruction but rather the issuance of credit and degrees to persons who pass its examinations. Establishes a Board of Trustees of the New University of California. Provides for the appointment of a Chancellor of the New University of California.

Status:

02/19/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

48.

CA AB 2421

 

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Author:

Jones (R)

Title:

Professions and Vocations

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Makes nonsubstantive changes to existing law that provides for the licensure and regulation of various professions and vocations by boards within the Department of Consumer Affairs and places the department under the control of the Director of Consumer Affairs.

Status:

02/19/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

49.

CA AB 2424

 

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Author:

Gomez (D)

Title:

Health Improvement and Innovation Fund

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Creates the Health Improvement and Innovation Fund, and provides that the moneys in the fund would be available for certain purposes, including reducing the rates of preventable health conditions and addressing health disparities. Requires the State Department of Public Health to award moneys from the fund to eligible applicants to include community-based organizations and local governments.

Status:

02/19/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

50.

CA AB 2436

 

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Author:

Hernandez R (D)

Title:

Health Care Coverage and Disclosures

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Requires a health care service plan contract or a policy of health insurance that provides coverage for prescription drug benefits to notify the enrollee or insured of information related to the cost of a prescription drug at the time that the drug is purchased or delivered.

Status:

02/19/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

51.

CA AB 2507

 

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Author:

Gordon (D)

Title:

Telehealth: Access

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Adds video, telephone, and email communications, as well as text or chat conferencing, to the definition of telehealth. Prohibits a health care provider from requiring the use of telehealth when a patient prefers in-person services and requires health care service plans and insurers to include coverage for services provided to a patient through telehealth. Prohibits an insurer from interfering with the physician-patient relationship based on telehealth services.

Status:

02/19/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

52.

CA AB 2512

 

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Author:

Grove (R)

Title:

Task Force on Women Veterans Health

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Creates the Task Force on Women Veterans Health Care to study the health care needs of women veterans in the State.

Status:

02/19/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

53.

CA AB 2568

 

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Author:

Atkins (D)

Title:

Integrated health and Human Services Program

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Authorizes the County of San Diego, upon approval of the county board of supervisors, to operate an integrated and comprehensive health and human services system.

Status:

02/19/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

54.

CA AB 2592

 

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Author:

Cooper (D)

Title:

Prescriptions

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Relates to prescriptions. Makes nonsubstantive changes to the California Uniform Controlled Substance Act that classifies controlled substances into 5 designated schedules.

Status:

02/19/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

55.

CA AB 2624

 

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Author:

Cooper (D)

Title:

Legislative Bill Analysis: Health Impacts

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

State the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to creates a task force to implement guidelines to create a health impacts framework for legislative bill analysis.

Status:

02/19/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

56.

CA AB 2638

 

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Author:

Gatto (D)

Title:

Public Health: Vaccinations

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Relates to vaccinations. Amends existing law that authorizes a parent or guardian to file with the governing authority of a school district or school a written statement by a licensed physician.

Status:

02/19/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

57.

CA AB 2640

 

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Author:

Gipson (D)

Title:

Public Health Hepatitis C

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Makes technical, nonsubstantive changes to the Hepatitis C Education, Screening, and Treatment Act, that sets forth provisions pertaining to education and outreach related to hepatitis C.

Status:

02/19/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

58.

CA AB 2688

 

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Author:

Gordon (D)

Title:

Medical Privacy: Commercial Medical Device

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Includes in the definition of medical information for certain purposes any individually identifiable information in possession of or derived from a consumer health monitoring device.

Status:

02/19/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

59.

CA AB 2701

 

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Author:

Jones (R)

Title:

Department of Consumer Affairs: Boards: Training

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Requires the training of new members of various boards to include information regarding the requirements of the Bagley-Keane Act, the Administrative Procedure Act, the Office of Administrative Law, and the Conflict of Interest Code.

Status:

02/19/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

60.

CA AB 2703

 

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Author:

Linder (R)

Title:

Medical Confidentiality: Authorizations

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Makes a nonsubstantive change to existing law that requires a person or entity that wishes to obtain medical information from a provider of health care, health care service plan, or contractor regarding a patient of the provider of health care, or an enrollee or subscriber of a health care services plan, to obtain a valid authorization for the release of the information.

Status:

02/19/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

61.

CA AB 2712

 

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Author:

Chiu (D)

Title:

Business Regulation

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Relates to business regulation. Makes nonsubstantive changes to existing law that permits the legislative body of an incorporated city, in the exercise of its police power, to license any kind of business not prohibited by law that is transacted and carried on within its jurisdiction.

Status:

02/19/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

62.

CA AB 2744

 

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Author:

Gordon (D)

Title:

Healing Arts and Referrals

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Amends an existing law providing that it is unlawful for licensed healing arts practitioners to offer, deliver, receive, or accept any rebate, refund, commission, preference, patronage dividend, discount, or other consideration as compensation or inducement for referring patients, clients, or customers to any person. Provides that the payment or receipt of consideration for advertising does not constitute a referral of services.

Status:

02/19/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

63.

CA AB 2745

 

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Author:

Holden (D)

Title:

Healing Arts: Licensing and Certification

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Specifies that a licensee who is otherwise eligible for a license but is unable to practice some aspects of medicine safely due to a disability is authorized to receive the limited license if specified conditions are met. Authorizes the Medical Board to require an independent clinical evaluation. Subjects a person who knowingly provides false information in the agreement to sanctions. Relates to death investigation procedures. Relates to midwife and polysomnographic technologist licensure requirements.

Status:

02/19/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

64.

CA AB 2752

 

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Author:

Nazarian (D)

Title:

Health Care Coverage: Continuity of Care

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Amends the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act. Declares the intent of the legislature to enact legislation that would provide greater consumer protections regarding continuity of care, and that would give relief that would prevent an enrollee or insured from paying maximum out-of-pocket expenses twice in one year in certain cases. Requires a health insurer to annually notify enrollee or insured that treatment is no longer covered in certain cases.

Status:

02/19/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

65.

CA AB 2810

 

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Author:

Eggman (D)

Title:

Aid-in-Dying Prescription Drugs

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Declares the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation relating to health care coverage and payment for aid-in-dying prescription drugs.

Status:

02/19/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

66.

CA AB 2821

 

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Author:

Chiu (D)

Title:

Medi-Cal: Cooperative Arrangements

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Makes technical nonsubstantive changes to provisions of the Medi-Cal program. Relates to arrangements with state agencies for health services and vocational rehabilitation additional funds, additional funds. supports of services within the scope of work of a cooperative arrangement, to reflect the newly appropriated and budged funds.

Status:

02/19/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

67.

CA AB 2832

 

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Author:

Allen T (R)

Title:

Immunizations: Vaccine Injury Information

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Requires the State Health and Human Services Agency to maintain a conspicuous link to federal resources related to vaccine injuries, including, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System and the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, on the agency's Internet web site.

Status:

02/19/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

68.

CA AB 2859

 

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Author:

Low (D)

Title:

Professions and Vocations; Retired Category; Licenses

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Authorizes any of the boards, bureaus, commissions, or programs 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.

Status:

02/19/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

69.

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]

 

70.

CA ACR 131

 

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Author:

Patterson (R)

Title:

Professions and Vocations

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Assembly Business and Professions Committee

Summary:

Encourages the Department of Consumer Affairs and its boards, bureaus, and the commissions to create policies that promote fairness and equity to guarantee that each licensee pays a fair amount, especially in regards to initial and ongoing license fees.

Status:

02/18/2016

To ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.

 

71.

CA HR 32

 

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Author:

Atkins (D)

Title:

Women's Reproductive Health

Disposition:

Adopted

Location:

Adopted

Summary:

Urges the President and the Congress to express their support for a woman's fundamental right to control her own reproductive decisions, as well as their support for access to comprehensive reproductive health care, including the services provided by Planned Parenthood.

Status:

01/19/2016

In ASSEMBLY. Read third time. Adopted by ASSEMBLY.(53-22)

 

72.

CA SB 4

 

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Author:

Lara (D)

Title:

Health Care Coverage: Immigration Status

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

09/10/2015

Disposition:

Enacted

Location:

Chaptered

Summary:

Relates to individuals under a specified age enrolled in restricted-scope Medi-Cal to be enrolled in the full-scope benefits, if otherwise eligible, if a specified determination regarding immigration status is made. Requires monthly updates to specified legislative committees. Requires such individuals to enroll in a Medi-Cal managed care health plan.

Status:

10/09/2015

Signed by GOVERNOR.

10/09/2015

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 709[EffectiveRule]

 

73.

CA SB 27

 

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Author:

Hill (D)

Title:

Livestock: Use of Antimicrobial Drugs

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

09/10/2015

Disposition:

Enacted

Location:

Chaptered

Summary:

Prohibits the administration of medically important antimicrobial drugs to livestock unless prescribed by a licensed veterinarian or a feed directive. Prohibits the administration of a medically important antimicrobial drug to livestock solely for purposes of promoting weight gain or improving feed efficiency. Requires the development of stewardship guidelines and best practices on the proper use of such drugs. Requires gathering of related information. Provides civil penalties for violations.

Status:

10/10/2015

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 758[EffectiveRule]

CaPharma_position:

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74.

CA SB 36

 

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Author:

Hernandez (D)

Title:

Medi-Cal: Demonstration Project

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

yes

Last Amend:

09/04/2015

Disposition:

Enacted

Location:

Chaptered

Summary:

Authorizes the Director of Health Care Services, if federal assurances regarding a demonstration project under the Medi-Cal program that includes better care coordination for seniors and persons with disability and to reduce the number of uninsured individuals, to request temporary extension until the approved effective date of the project. Provides the required actions to be performed by the Department of Health Care Services subsequent to federal approval.

Status:

10/10/2015

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 759[EffectiveRule]

 

75.

CA SB 128

 

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Author:

Wolk (D)

Title:

End of Life

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

06/16/2015

Disposition:

Pending - Carryover

Location:

Assembly Health 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. Creates related felony crimes. Requires regulations for related reporting requirements.

Status:

07/07/2015

In ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH: Not heard.

 

76.

CA SB 137

 

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Author:

Hernandez (D)

Title:

Health Care Coverage: Provider Directories

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

09/04/2015

Disposition:

Enacted

Location:

Chaptered

Summary:

Requires a health care service plan and certain insurers that contracts with provisions for alternative rates of payment, to publish and maintain a related provider directory or directories, and to make such directory or directories available on the plan's or insurer's Internet Web site. Requires the development of directory standards. Requires assurances of correct directory information and periodic updates. Requires reimbursement for any amount paid for the difference of in-network services.

Status:

10/08/2015

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 649[EffectiveRule]

CaPharma_position:

SupportIfAmended

 

77.

CA SB 140

 

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Author:

Leno (D)

Title:

Electronic Cigarettes

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

06/01/2015

Disposition:

Pending - Carryover

Location:

Assembly Governmental Organization Committee

Summary:

Includes in the definition of tobacco products for provisions relating to retailers licenses, the STAKE Act's new definition of tobacco products. Requires certain retailers to pay a license fee to engage in the sale of specified tobacco products. Changes the location restrictions for smoking cigarettes and other tobacco products to reflect the STAKE Act's definitions of smoking and tobacco products. Makes the use of electronic cigarettes in some of those restricted location of violation.

Status:

07/08/2015

In ASSEMBLY Committee on GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION: Heard, remains in Committee.

CaPharma_position:

Support

 

78.

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:

07/13/2015

Disposition:

Pending - Carryover

Location:

Assembly Appropriations Committee

Summary:

Permits a manufacturer of an investigational drug, biological product, or device to make the product available to certain patients with an immediately life-threatening disease or condition. 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:

08/27/2015

In ASSEMBLY Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: Held in committee.

 

79.

CA SB 151

 

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Author:

Hernandez (D)

Title:

Tobacco Products: Minimum Legal Age

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending - Carryover

Location:

Assembly Governmental Organization 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:

07/08/2015

In ASSEMBLY Committee on GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION: Not heard.

CaPharma_position:

Support

 

80.

CA SB 238

 

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Author:

Mitchell (D)

Title:

Foster Care: Psychotropic Medication

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

09/04/2015

Disposition:

Enacted

Location:

Chaptered

Summary:

Requires the Judicial Council to amend and adopt rules of court and develop appropriate forms for the implementation of specified provisions. Specifies the contents of such rules of court. Requires a report on the number of such medications authorized. Requires specified related training on aspects of taking and administering such medications. Requires foster care public health nurses to receive this training.

Status:

10/06/2015

Signed by GOVERNOR.

10/06/2015

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 534[EffectiveRule]

 

81.

CA SB 277

 

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Author:

Pan (D)

Title:

Public Health: Vaccinations

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

06/18/2015

Disposition:

Enacted

Location:

Chaptered

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, and provides details. 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 of status does not show proof of immunization against one of specified diseases.

Status:

06/29/2015

*****To GOVERNOR.

06/30/2015

Signed by GOVERNOR.

06/30/2015

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 35[EffectiveRule]

CaPharma_position:

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82.

CA SB 282

 

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Author:

Hernandez (D)

Title:

Health Care Coverage: Prescription Drugs

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

09/02/2015

Disposition:

Enacted

Location:

Chaptered

Summary:

Authorizes the prescribing provider to additionally use an electronic process developed specifically for transmitting prior authorization information that meets a specified standard for electronic prior authorization standards. Requires development of a prior authorization form. Provides when prior authorization provisions do not apply. Relates to a health care service plan grievance process.

Status:

10/08/2015

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 654[EffectiveRule]

 

83.

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:

Enacted

Location:

Chaptered

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:

09/04/2015

Signed by GOVERNOR.

09/04/2015

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 271[EffectiveRule]

CaPharma_position:

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84.

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:

09/03/2015

Disposition:

Enacted

Location:

Chaptered

Summary:

Requires a foster care public health nurse, as part of medical care planning and coordination, to monitor and oversee the child's use of psychotropic medications. Authorizes such nurse to assist a nonminor dependent to make informed decisions about health care. Authorizes the disclosure of health care and mental health care information to such nurse.

Status:

10/06/2015

Signed by GOVERNOR.

10/06/2015

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 535[EffectiveRule]

 

85.

CA SB 323

 

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Author:

Hernandez (D)

Title:

Nurse Practitioners: Scope of Practice

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

07/09/2015

Disposition:

Pending - Carryover

Location:

Assembly Business and Professions Committee

Summary:

Authorizes a specifically certified nurse practitioner to practice without the supervision of a physician and surgeon, if the nurse meets existing requirements in any of specified settings. Prohibits entities in those settings from interfering with, controlling, or otherwise directing the professional judgment of such a nurse. Authorizes such nurse to perform specified acts. Provides the situation or condition for referral to a physician or surgeon by such nurse. Requires professional liability insurance.

Status:

07/14/2015

In ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS: Not heard.

CaPharma_position:

Support

 

86.

CA SB 423

 

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Author:

Bates (R)

Title:

Retail Nonprescription Surplus Products: Reuse

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

yes

Last Amend:

08/31/2015

Disposition:

Pending - Carryover

Location:

ASSEMBLY

Summary:

Amends the Medical Waste Management Act. Establishes criteria for the handling and management of retail nonprescription pharmaceutical surplus products if a reasonable determination for reuse has been made or when such determination for reuse cannot be made but the product has been recalled as required by law. Authorizes the adoption of regulations as deemed necessary to establish standards for the proper and safe handling of retail non prescription pharmaceutical surplus products.

Status:

09/01/2015

In SENATE. Read third time, urgency clause adopted. Passed SENATE. *****To ASSEMBLY.(40-0)

 

87.

CA SB 435

 

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Author:

Pan (D)

Title:

Medical Marijuana: Personal Cultivation

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

01/19/2016

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Assembly Health Committee

Summary:

Amends existing law that exempts certain persons from the State license requirements for permitting the cultivation of marijuana under the Medical Marijuana Cultivation Program to provide that an exemption from these requirements does not limit or prevent a city, county, or city and county from exercising its police power authority under a specified portion of the State Constitution.

Status:

01/20/2016

In ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH: Not heard.

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SupportIfAmended

 

88.

CA SB 447

 

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Author:

Allen (D)

Title:

Medi-Cal: Clinics: Enrollment Applications

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

08/24/2015

Disposition:

Pending - Carryover

Location:

Assembly Appropriations Committee

Summary:

Eliminates the requirement that the State Department of Health Care Services approve an application for enrollment in the PACT Program. Requires specified health facilities to submit an application to the State Department of Public Health. Requires a clinic not enrolled in the Medi-Cal program to submit an application for enrollment in both programs. Requires a clinic already under Medi-Cal to apply for the PACT Program. Provides the time period for application review. Requires development of related forms.

Status:

08/26/2015

In ASSEMBLY Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: Not heard.

 

89.

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 - Carryover

Location:

ASSEMBLY

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:

05/28/2015

In SENATE. Read third time. Passed SENATE. *****To ASSEMBLY.(28-11)

 

90.

CA SB 538

 

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Author:

Block (D)

Title:

Naturopathic Doctors

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

08/17/2015

Disposition:

Pending - Carryover

Location:

Assembly Appropriations Committee

Summary:

Amends the Naturopathic Doctors Act. Authorizes a naturopathic doctor to perform certain tasks, consistent with the practice of naturopathic medicine. Authorizes such doctor to dispense, administer, order, prescribe, provide, or furnish devices and durable medical equipment consistent with the naturopathic training as determined by the Naturopathic Medicine Committee. Deletes provisions restricting such doctors ability to furnish or order drugs for Schedule V control substances and for specified drugs.

Status:

08/26/2015

In ASSEMBLY Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: Failed passage.

08/26/2015

In ASSEMBLY Committee on APPROPRIATIONS: Reconsideration granted.

CaPharma_position:

OpposeUnlessAmend

 

91.

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:

Enacted

Location:

Chaptered

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:

08/07/2015

Signed by GOVERNOR.

08/07/2015

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 147[EffectiveRule]

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92.

CA SB 671

 

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Author:

Hill (D)

Title:

Pharmacy: Biological Product

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Last Amend:

07/16/2015

Disposition:

Enacted

Location:

Chaptered

Summary:

Authorizes a pharmacist 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 that a substitution is not to be made. Requires a pharmacist or a designee to make an electronically accessible entry in a described entry system of the specified biological product provided to the patient, and provides an alternative method thereto.

Status:

10/06/2015

Signed by GOVERNOR.

10/06/2015

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 545[EffectiveRule]

CaPharma_position:

OpposeUnlessAmend

 

93.

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:

Enacted

Location:

Chaptered

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:

09/04/2015

Signed by GOVERNOR.

09/04/2015

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 274[EffectiveRule]

CaPharma_position:

Sponsor, Support

 

94.

CA SB 815

 

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Author:

Hernandez (D)

Title:

Medi=Cal: Demonstration Project

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

yes

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Health Committee

Summary:

Relates to a demonstration project under the Medi-Cal program. Includes a delivery system transformation and alignment incentive program for designated public hospital systems and district municipal hospitals.

Status:

01/28/2016

To SENATE Committee on HEALTH.

 

95.

CA SB 878

 

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Author:

Leyva (D)

Title:

Railroads: Employee Hours

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Rules Committee

Summary:

Makes nonsubstantive changes to provisions regulating railroad employee hours.

Status:

01/28/2016

To SENATE Committee on RULES.

 

96.

CA SB 896

 

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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 legislative findings under the Health Care Professional Disaster Response Act regarding the shortage of qualified health care practitioners during times of national or state disasters.

Status:

02/04/2016

To SENATE Committee on RULES.

 

97.

CA SB 899

 

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Author:

Hueso (D)

Title:

Gender Discrimination

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Judiciary Committee

Summary:

Prohibits gender discrimination with respect to the price charged for goods. Adds retailers and grocery stores to the list of specified business establishments that are required to disclose their prices in writing. Makes a corresponding change to the sign these establishments must display.

Status:

02/04/2016

To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.

 

98.

CA SB 908

 

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Author:

Hernandez (D)

Title:

Premium Rate Change: Notice: Other Health Coverage

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Health Committee

Summary:

Requires that if the Department of Managed Health Care or the Department of Insurance determines that a group rate is unreasonable or not justified, the contractholder or policyholder would be notified by the health care service plan or health insurer in writing of the determination, and the contractholder or policyholder would be given a specified time period to obtain health coverage from the existing coverage provider or another provider. Requires the prior rate to be in place during that period.

Status:

02/04/2016

To SENATE Committee on HEALTH.

 

99.

CA SB 914

 

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Author:

Mendoza (D)

Title:

Workers Compensation: Medical Provider Networks

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee

Summary:

Makes technical, nonsubstantive changes to worker's compensation. Deletes the authorization to use the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines as standards for independent medical reviews.

Status:

02/04/2016

To SENATE Committee on LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS.

 

100.

CA SB 923

 

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Author:

Hernandez (D)

Title:

Health Care Coverage: Cost Sharing Changes

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Health Committee

Summary:

Prohibits, for grandfathered plan contracts and policies and nongrandfathered plan contracts and policies in the individual and small group markets, a health care service plan contract or health insurance policy that is issued, amended, or renewed from changing any cost sharing requirements during the plan year or policy year, except when required by a change in state or federal law.

Status:

02/18/2016

To SENATE Committee on HEALTH.

 

101.

CA SB 931

 

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Author:

Nguyen (R)

Title:

Health Care Service Plans

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Rules Committee

Summary:

Makes technical, nonsubstantive changes to the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975 that regulates health care service plans and requires a health care service plan to meet certain requirements.

Status:

02/18/2016

To SENATE Committee on RULES.

 

102.

CA SB 932

 

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Author:

Hernandez (D)

Title:

Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Rules Committee

Summary:

Declares the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would require a review of health care mergers and acquisitions for impacts on health care costs, access, and quality of care.

Status:

02/18/2016

To SENATE Committee on RULES.

 

103.

CA SB 952

 

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Author:

Anderson (R)

Title:

Pharmacy Technicians: Licensure Requirements

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Business, Professions & Economic Development Committee

Summary:

Substitutes for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board a pharmacy technician certifying organization offering a pharmacy technician certification program accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies that is approved by the State Board of Pharmacy.

Status:

02/18/2016

To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

 

104.

CA SB 960

 

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Author:

Hernandez (D)

Title:

Medi-Cal: Telehealth: Reproductive Health Care

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Health Committee

Summary:

Enacts provisions relating to the use of reproductive health care under the Medi-Cal Program. Provides that face-to-face contact between a health care provider and a patient shall not be required under the program for reproductive health care provided by store and forward.

Status:

02/18/2016

To SENATE Committee on HEALTH.

 

105.

CA SB 977

 

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Author:

Pan (D)

Title:

Tobacco: Youth Sports Events

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Health Committee

Summary:

Prohibits the use of a tobacco product with 250 feet of a youth sports event. Makes a violation of this provision a crime punishable by a fine.

Status:

02/18/2016

To SENATE Committee on HEALTH.

 

106.

CA SB 992

 

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Author:

Fuller (R)

Title:

Pharmacy Practice

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Rules Committee

Summary:

Makes a technical, no nonsubstantive changes to a provision declaring that pharmacists are health care providers.

Status:

02/18/2016

To SENATE Committee on RULES.

 

107.

CA SB 994

 

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Author:

Hill (D)

Title:

Outpatient Health Facilities: Antimicrobial Stewardship

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Rules Committee

Summary:

States the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would promote the establishment of antimicrobial stewardship programs or policies in outpatient health facilities.

Status:

02/18/2016

To SENATE Committee on RULES.

 

108.

CA SB 997

 

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Author:

Lara (D)

Title:

Health Care Coverage: Immigration Status

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Health Committee

Summary:

Authorizes the enrollment of eligible children who were enrolled in comprehensive low-cost coverage provided by a health care service plan with a total enrollment in full-scope Medi-Cal with the same health care service plan, notwithstanding any other law or existing Medi-Cal managed care contract.

Status:

02/18/2016

To SENATE Committee on HEALTH.

 

109.

CA SB 999

 

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Author:

Pavley (D)

Title:

Health Insurance: Contraceptives: Annual Supply

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Business, Professions & Economic Development Committee

Summary:

Requires a health care service plan or a health insurance policy to cover a 12 month supply of FDA approved, self administered hormonal contraceptives dispensed at one time by a prescriber, pharmacy, or onsite at a location licensed or authorized to dispense drugs or supplies. Authorizes a pharmacist to dispense prescribed, FDA approved, self administered hormonal contraceptives either as prescribed or, at the patient's request, in a 12 month supply.

Status:

02/18/2016

To SENATE Committees on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT and HEALTH.

 

110.

CA SB 1002

 

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Author:

Monning (D)

Title:

End of Life Option Act: Telephone Number

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Health Committee

Summary:

Requires the State Department of Public Health to establish and maintain a toll-free telephone number for the purpose of receiving and responding to inquiries regarding the End of Life Option Act, and post the telephone number on the department's Internet Web site.

Status:

02/18/2016

To SENATE Committee on HEALTH.

 

111.

CA SB 1010

 

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Author:

Hernandez (D)

Title:

Health Care Coverage: Rate Review

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

Senate Health Committee

Summary:

Adds as aggregate benefit categories other medical professional services and other medical devices and therapies.

Status:

02/25/2016

To SENATE Committee on HEALTH.

 

112.

CA SB 1139

 

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Author:

Lara (D)

Title:

Health Professionals: Undocumented Immigrants

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

SENATE

Summary:

Prohibits specified programs within the Health Professions Education Foundation, including programs which are funded by the continuously appropriated Health Professions Education Fund, the Medically Underserved Account for Physicians, ad the Mental Health Services Fund, from denying an application based on the citizenship status or immigration status of the applicant.

Status:

02/18/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

113.

CA SB 1171

 

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Author:

Jackson (D)

Title:

Maintenance of the Codes

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

SENATE

Summary:

Makes nonsubstantive changes in various provisions of law to effectuate the recommendations made by the Legislative Counsel to the Legislature.

Status:

02/18/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

114.

CA SB 1174

 

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Author:

McGuire (D)

Title:

Medi-Cal: Children: Prescribing Patterns

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

SENATE

Summary:

Requires the State Department of Health Care Services and the State Department of Social Services to conduct an analysis of data regarding Medi-Cal prescribers and their prescribing patterns for all children enrolled in and receiving services pursuant to the Medi-Cal program. Requires the analysis to include a breakdown of data by specified population categories, including children in foster care.

Status:

02/18/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

115.

CA SB 1184

 

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Author:

Cannella (R)

Title:

Health Care: Workforce Training Programs

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

SENATE

Summary:

Makes technical, nonsubstantive changes to the Song-Brown Health Care Workforce Training Act, which declares the intent of the Legislature to increase the number of students and residents receiving quality education and training in specified primary care specialties.

Status:

02/18/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

116.

CA SB 1193

 

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Author:

Hill (D)

Title:

California State Board of Pharmacy

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

SENATE

Summary:

Extends the Pharmacy Law that provides for the licensure and regulation of the practice of pharmacy by the California State Board of Pharmacy, which is within the Department of Consumer Affairs. Authorizes the board to appoint, with the approval of the Director of Consumer Affairs, an executive officer, as specified.

Status:

02/18/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

117.

CA SB 1204

 

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Author:

Hernandez (D)

Title:

Health Professions Development: Loan Repayment

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

yes

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

SENATE

Summary:

Increases the license application and renewal charge for health professionals. Increases the monetary limits for loan repayment. Expands the eligibility for loan repayment funds to include those physicians providing psychiatric services. Provides for the deposit of additional moneys in a continuously appropriated fund. Increases the psychology license renewal fee for funding a specified education program. Increases licensing fees for Marriage and Family Therapists. Relates to loan reimbursement grants.

Status:

02/18/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

118.

CA SB 1217

 

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Author:

Stone (R)

Title:

Healing Arts: Reporting Requirements: Liability

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

SENATE

Summary:

Relates to existing law that establishes within the Department of Consumer Affairs various boards that license and regulate the practice of various professions and vocations, including those related to the healing arts, and raises the dollar amount that requires reporting to the record contain judgements or settlements with damages over a specified amount.

Status:

02/18/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

119.

CA SB 1220

 

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Author:

McGuire (D)

Title:

Foster Care: Psychotropic Medication

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

SENATE

Summary:

Requires, under existing Foster Care laws, an officer to approve or deny a request for authorization to administer psychotropic medication, or set the matter for hearing, and instead requires the officer to take one those actions within a specified number of court days.

Status:

02/18/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

120.

CA SB 1229

 

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Author:

Jackson (D)

Title:

Pharmacies: Secure Drug Take Back Bins

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

SENATE

Summary:

Requires a pharmacy that owns or operates a secure drug take-back bin, in a publicly accessible location to take reasonable steps to ensure the proper disposal of the pharmaceutical waste contained in the bins. provides that the owner or operator is not liable for civil damages arising from the use of the secure drug take-back bin if the owner or operator takes reasonable steps, to ensure the health and safety of consumers and employees and the proper disposal.

Status:

02/18/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

121.

CA SB 1230

 

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Author:

Stone (R)

Title:

Pharmacies: Compounding

Fiscal Committee:

yes

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

SENATE

Summary:

Authorizes a pharmacy that provides compounding services to provide to a clinic commercial products that are unique and otherwise unavailable to the clinic, if the compounding pharmacy and the clinic have entered into a professional compounding services agreement to provide nonpatient-specific compounded medications that cannot be planned for prospectively.

Status:

02/18/2016

INTRODUCED.

 

122.

CA SB 1244

 

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Author:

Berryhill (R)

Title:

Medi-Cal

Fiscal Committee:

no

Urgency Clause:

no

Disposition:

Pending

Location:

SENATE

Summary:

Makes technical, nonsubstantive changes to the statement of legislative intent to provide, to the extent practicable, for health care for those aged and other individuals who lack sufficient annual income to meet the costs of health care.

Status:

02/18/2016

INTRODUCED.