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1. CA AB 34
Author: Bonta (D)
Title: Medical Cannabis: State Regulation
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Business and Professions Committee
Summary: Declares the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would establish a comprehensive and uniform state regulatory structure to govern the cultivation, processing, testing, and distribution of medical cannabis.
Status:
03/26/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.
03/26/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS with author's amendments.
03/26/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.
2. CA AB 41
Author: Chau (D)
Title: Health Care Coverage: Discrimination
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 04/28/2015 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Prohibits a health care service plan or health insurer from discriminating against any health care provider who is acting within the scope of that provider's license or certification.
Status:
01/22/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
CaPharma_position: Support
3. CA AB 45
Author: Mullin (D)
Title: Household Hazardous Waste
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/19/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Local Government 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. 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 door-to-door collection and diversion program. Requires an annual report to the Department on progress in achieving compliance.
Status:
03/19/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committees on LOCAL GOVERNMENT and ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY AND TOXIC MATERIALS.
03/19/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on LOCAL GOVERNMENT with author's amendments.
03/19/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on LOCAL GOVERNMENT.
CaPharma_position: Support
4. CA AB 49
Author: Mullin (D)
Title: Livestock Drugs: Antibiotics
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: ASSEMBLY
Summary: Makes various legislative findings and declarations relating to the nontherapeutic use of antibiotics in livestock. Declares the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would address the overuse of antibiotics in livestock production.
Status:
12/01/2014 INTRODUCED.
CaPharma_position: Support
5. CA AB 68
Author: Waldron (R)
Title: Medi-Cal
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Health Committee
Summary: Makes technical, nonsubstantive changes to existing law which provides that it is the intent of the Legislature to provide for health care for those aged and other persons who lack sufficient income to meet the costs of health care.
Status:
03/26/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
03/26/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
03/26/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
6. CA AB 72
Author: Bonta (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: Demonstration Project
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: yes
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 04/07/2015 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
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:
01/22/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
7. CA AB 73
Author: Waldron (R)
Title: Prescriber Prevails Act
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/16/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Health 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 drug upon demonstration by the provider that the drug is medically necessary and consistent with federal rules and regulations for labeling and use.
Status:
03/16/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
03/16/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
8. CA AB 159
Author: Calderon I (D)
Title: Investigational Drugs, Products, and Devices
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 04/07/2015 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
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 to provide coverage for such products made available pursuant to these provisions. Prohibits disciplinary action for any product or drug recommendation if consistent with standards of care. Prohibits altering a provider's Medicare of Medicaid participation due to any access recommendation.
Status:
02/02/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committees on HEALTH and BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.
9. CA AB 187
Author: Bonta (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: Managed Care: Children's Services Program
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/04/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 04/07/2015 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Extends the termination of the prohibition against the State Children's Services Program from being incorporated into a Medi-Cal managed care contract entered into after a specified date, until the State Department of Health Care Services has completed evaluations of specified pilot programs created as part of a specified demonstration.
Status:
03/04/2015 Re-referred to ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
03/04/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
03/04/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
10. CA AB 216
Author: Garcia (D)
Title: Product Sales to Minors: Vapor Products
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Governmental Organization Committee
Summary: Prohibits the sale of any device intended to deliver a nonnicotine product in a vapor state, to be directly inhaled by the user, to a person under 18 years of age.
Status:
02/09/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION.
11. CA AB 248
Author: Hernandez R (D)
Title: Health Insurance: Minimum Value: Large Group Policies
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 04/07/2015 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Extends a specified requirement to a health care service plan that offers, amends, or renews a group health plan contract and an insurer issuing a policy, except a health care service plan or insurer issuing a specialized health care service plan or policy, that provides less than 60% minimum value in the large group market. Requires that the persons to be covered are also covered by a contract or plan that provides at least 60% minimum value. Exempts limited wraparound coverage.
Status:
02/17/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
12. CA AB 250
Author: Obernolte (R)
Title: Telehealth:Marriage and Family Therapists and Interns
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Business and Professions Committee
Hearing: 04/07/2015 9:30 am, State Capitol, Room 447
Summary: Expands for purposes of the telehealth provisions, the definition of health care provider to also include a marriage and family therapist intern and trainee.
Status:
03/26/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS with author's amendments.
03/26/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.
13. CA AB 261
Author: Allen T (R)
Title: Cigarettes and Tobacco Products: Retailer: Licenses
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Governmental Organization Committee
Summary: Makes a nonsubstantive change to the California Cigarette and Tobacco Products License Act of 2003 that requires a retailer to have and maintain a license from the State Board of Equalization to engage in the sale of cigarette and tobacco products in the state.
Status:
03/26/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION.
14. CA AB 266
Author: Cooley (D)
Title: Medical Marijuana
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Business and Professions Committee
Summary: Establishes a Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation. Requires the bureau to license and regulate dispensing facilities, cultivation sites, transporters, and manufacturers of medical marijuana and medical marijuana products, subject to legal ordinances. Requires a background check of applicants for licensure to be administered by the Department of Justice, and submission of a statement signed by an applicant, under penalty of perjury, that the information on his or her application is true.
Status:
03/09/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committees on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS and LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT.
15. CA AB 270
Author: Nazarian (D)
Title: Specialized License Plates: Diabetes Awareness
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/16/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Appropriations Committee
Summary: Requires the Department of Public Health to apply to the Department of Motor Vehicles to sponsor a license plate that promotes diabetes awareness, education, and research, and that displays the message Cure Diabetes under the numerical series. Requires the deposit of fees for the issuance, renewal, or transfer of these license plates into the Diabetes Awareness Account. Requires funds in the account to fund projects and programs related to diabetes awareness and prevention.
Status:
03/23/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on TRANSPORTATION: Do pass to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.(16-0)
16. CA AB 294
Author: Lackey (R)
Title: Health and Human Services: State Plans: Waivers
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/23/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 04/07/2015 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Requires a department within the Health and Human Services Agency that has received approval of an operational state plan by a federal agency, or that has applied and has been approved for a waiver from a federal law or regulation, to make the plan or approved waiver application available to the public by publishing that information on the first page of the department's Internet Web site.
Status:
03/23/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
03/23/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
17. CA AB 317
Author: Maienschein (R)
Title: Health Care Professionals
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Business and Professions Committee
Summary: Makes a nonsubstantive change to the Health Care Professional Disaster Response Act, which authorizes a physician and surgeon, whose license has been expired for less than 5 years and who meets specified criteria, to obtain a license without paying fees.
Status:
03/26/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.
03/26/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS with author's amendments.
03/26/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.
18. CA AB 322
Author: Waldron (R)
Title: Health Insurance
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee
Summary: Makes technical nonsubstantive changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Implementation Act of 2001 that establishes the Office of HIPAA Implementation within the health and Human Services Agency, which is responsible for implementing the provision of the Act.
Status:
03/26/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on PRIVACY AND CONSUMER PROTECTION.
19. CA AB 339
Author: Gordon (D)
Title: Health Care Coverage: Outpatient Prescription Drugs
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 04/28/2015 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Requires health care service plan contracts and policies of health insurance provide coverage for outpatient prescription drugs, to provide coverage for medically necessary prescription drugs that do not have a therapeutic equivalent. Requires copayments, coinsurance, and other cost sharing for these drugs to be reasonable. Requires those contracts and policies to cover single-tablet and extended release prescription drug regimens.
Status:
02/23/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
20. CA AB 357
Author: Chiu (D)
Title: Employment: Work Hours: Fair Scheduling Act of 2015
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/25/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Labor and Employment 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 a specified amount for each on-call shift the employees are required to be available but do not work. Prohibits such employers from discharging or discriminating against employees on CalWORKs or CalFresh.
Status:
03/25/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT with author's amendments.
03/25/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT.
21. CA AB 359
Author: Gonzalez (D)
Title: Employer Obligations: Indemnification
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Labor and Employment Committee
Summary: Makes nonsubstantive changes to existing law that requires an employer to indemnify his or her employee for losses caused by the employer's want of ordinary care.
Status:
03/26/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committees on LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT and JUDICIARY.
22. CA AB 366
Author: Bonta (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: Reimbursement: Provider Rates
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: yes
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 04/14/2015 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
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:
03/02/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
CaPharma_position: Support
23. CA AB 374
Author: Nazarian (D)
Title: Health Care Coverage: Prescription Drugs
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/02/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 04/28/2015 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Prohibits a health care service plan or health insurer that provides medication pursuant to a step therapy or fail-first requirement from applying that requirement to a patient who has made a step therapy override determination request if, in the professional judgment of the prescribing physician, the step therapy or fail-first requirement would be medically inappropriate for that patient for specified reasons.
Status:
03/02/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
03/02/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
03/02/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
24. CA AB 376
Author: Lopez (D)
Title: CalWORK's Eligibility: Immunizations
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Human Services Committee
Hearing: 04/14/2015 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 437
Summary: Requires a CalWORK's applicant or recipient to provide immunization records only if a county obtains a report from the State Immunization Registry but is unable to verify that the immunizations have been performed.
Status:
03/05/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
25. CA AB 389
Author: Chau (D)
Title: Hospitals: Language Assistance Services
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 04/07/2015 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Requires a general acute care hospital and the State Department of Health Care Services to make the hospital's updated language assistance services policy available to the public on their respective Internet Web sites.
Status:
03/05/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
26. CA AB 414
Author: Chavez (R)
Title: Office of Rural Health
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: ASSEMBLY
Summary: Makes technical, nonsubstantive changes to existing law that requires the Secretary of the Health and Human Services Agency to establish an Office of Rural Health to serve as a key information and referral source to promote coordinated planning for the delivery of health services.
Status:
02/19/2015 INTRODUCED.
27. CA AB 463
Author: Chiu (D)
Title: Pharmaceutical Cost Transparency Act of 2015
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 04/21/2015 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Requires each manufacturer of a prescription drug that has a specified wholesale acquisition cost to file a report on the costs for each qualifying drug to the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. Requires the Office to issue a report to the Legislature outlining the information in the manufacturer's report and to post the report on its Internet Web site. Requires the Office to convene an advisory workgroup to develop a form for such reporting requirements.
Status:
03/05/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
28. CA AB 483
Author: Patterson (R)
Title: Healing Arts: Initial License Fees: Proration
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Business and Professions 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, or an original license be prorated on a monthly basis.
Status:
03/05/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.
29. CA AB 486
Author: Bonilla (D)
Title: Centralized Hospital Packaging Pharmacies: Labels
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: yes
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 04/14/2015 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
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:
03/05/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committees on HEALTH and BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.
CaPharma_position: Support
30. CA AB 507
Author: Olsen (R)
Title: Department of Consumer Affairs
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Business and Professions Committee
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 authorizes the Governor to remove from office any member of any board within the Department appointed by him or her for unprofessional or dishonorable conduct.
Status:
03/26/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.
03/26/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS with author's amendments.
03/26/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.
31. CA AB 513
Author: Jones (R)
Title: Professions and Vocations
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: ASSEMBLY
Summary: Makes technical, nonsubstantive changes to existing law that provides for the licensure and regulation of various professions and vocations by boards within the Department of Consumer Affairs and that provides that a person applying for licensure is not required to submit to any board any attestation by another person to the applicant's moral character.
Status:
02/23/2015 INTRODUCED.
32. CA AB 533
Author: Bonta (D)
Title: Health Care Coverage: Out-of-Network Coverage
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Health Committee
Summary: Requires a health care service plan contract or health insurance policy to provide that if an enrollee obtains care from a participating facility, at which, or as a result of which, the enrollee receives covered services provided by a nonparticipating provider, the enrollee is required to pay the nonparticipating provider only the same cost sharing required if the services were provided by a participating provider.
Status:
03/05/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
33. CA AB 611
Author: Dahle (R)
Title: Controlled Substances: Prescriptions: Reporting
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/24/2015
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:
03/24/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS with author's amendments.
03/24/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.
34. CA AB 614
Author: Brown (D)
Title: Health Care Standards of Practice
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Health Committee
Summary: Authorizes the State Department of Public Health to use a streamlined administrative process to update regulatory references to health care standards of practice adopted by a state or national association when outdated standards are already referenced in the Code of Regulations. Requires the department to post the update on the department's Internet Web site, notify stakeholders of the proposed change, and accept comments, and to consider such comments prior to adopting new regulations.
Status:
03/09/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
35. CA AB 623
Author: Wood (D)
Title: Prescription Drugs
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Health Committee
Summary: Makes technical nonsubstantive changes to the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975. States the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to address the problem of prescription opioid pain reliever abuse and would make related findings and declarations.
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.
36. CA AB 627
Author: Gomez (D)
Title: Audits of Pharmacy Benefits
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Health Committee
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:
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.
37. CA AB 635
Author: Atkins (D)
Title: Medical Interpretation Services
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Health Committee
Summary: Requires the State Department of Health Care Services to seek federal funding to establish a program to provide and reimburse for certified medical interpretation services except sign language interpretation services, to Medi-Cal beneficiaries who are limited English proficient. Offers medical interpreter services to Medi-Cal providers serving beneficiaries on either a fee-for-service or managed care basis.
Status:
03/09/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
38. CA AB 640
Author: Dahle (R)
Title: Household Hazardous Waste
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: ASSEMBLY
Summary: Makes nonsubstantive changes to the definitions pertaining to existing law which authorizes public agencies to operate household hazardous waste collection facilities.
Status:
02/24/2015 INTRODUCED.
39. CA AB 649
Author: Patterson (R)
Title: Medical Waste: Law Enforcement Drug Takeback
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee
Hearing: 04/14/2015 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 444
Summary: Authorizes a law enforcement agency that operates a prescription drug takeback program to utilize a prescription drug incinerator that does not comply with state law up to 4 times per year if the incinerator was purchased prior to January 1, 2018.
Status:
03/09/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY AND TOXIC MATERIALS.
40. CA AB 664
Author: Dodd (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: Universal Assessment Tool Report
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 04/07/2015 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Relates to Medi-Cal and the universal assessment tool report. Requires the State Department of Health Care Services, the State Department of Social Services, and the State Department of Aging to evaluate and report to the Legislature on the outcomes of, and lessons learned from, the universal assessment tool pilot project. Requires the report to include findings from consumers assessed using the tool and findings from consumers to be assessed using previous assessment tools.
Status:
03/09/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committees on HEALTH and AGING AND LONG-TERM CARE.
41. CA AB 684
Author: Bonilla (D)
Title: Pharmacy
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Business and Professions Committee
Summary: Relates to the Pharmacy Law. Relates to passage of the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination. Requires the board to report that pass rate information to the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature and the Department of Consumer Affairs.
Status:
03/09/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.
42. CA AB 730
Author: Quirk (D)
Title: Controlled Substances: Transport
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Public Safety Committee
Hearing: 04/07/2015 9:00 am, State Capitol, Room 126
Summary: Amends existing law that categorizes controlled substances into 5 schedules and restrictions on those contained in Schedule I. Makes it an offense to, among other things, transport marijuana, phencyclidine, and mushrooms containing certain controlled substances. Defines transport for those purposes.
Status:
03/12/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.
43. CA AB 750
Author: Low (D)
Title: Business and Professions: Licenses
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Business and Professions 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.
Status:
03/12/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.
44. CA AB 788
Author: Chu (D)
Title: Pharmacy
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Health Committee
Summary: Makes nonsubstantive changes to the Pharmacy Law that requires an oral or an electronic data transmission prescription to be reduced to writing by the pharmacist and to be filled by, or under the direction of, the pharmacist.
Status:
03/26/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committees on HEALTH and BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.
03/26/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
03/26/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
45. CA AB 859
Author: Medina (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: Obesity Treatment Plans
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Health Committee
Summary: Declares the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to provide beneficiaries in the Medi-Cal program who have been diagnosed by a physician and surgeon as obese or morbidly obese with a comprehensive obesity treatment plan.
Status:
03/26/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
03/26/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
03/26/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
46. CA AB 901
Author: Gordon (D)
Title: Solid Waste: Reporting Requirements: Enforcement
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Natural Resources Committee
Hearing: 04/13/2015 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 447
Summary: Relates to the disposal, management, and recycling of solid waste. Requires recycling and composting operations and facilities to submit specified information directly to the department. Deletes references to periodic tracking surveys. Provides for civil penalties on any person who refuses or fails to submit information required by the governing regulations, and on any person who knowingly or willfully files a false report.
Status:
03/16/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES.
47. CA AB 1018
Author: Cooper (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: Early and Periodic Screening and Diagnosis
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Assembly Health Committee
Hearing: 04/14/2015 1:30 pm, State Capitol, Room 4202
Summary: Requires to permit county mental health plans to contract with local educational agencies (LEAs) to provide services for Medi-Cal eligible pupils under Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment program. Requires the State Department of Health Care Services to permit an LEA to make claims for federal financial participation directly to the Department. Requires the Department to examine methodologies for increasing LEA participation in the Medi-Cal program to help LEAs meet health care needs.
Status:
03/19/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
48. CA AB 1060
Author: Bonilla (D)
Title: Professions and Vocations: Licensure
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Business and Professions Committee
Summary: Amends an existing law which requires a profession or vocation licensing board, upon suspension or revocation of a license, to provide the ex-licensee with certain information pertaining to rehabilitation, reinstatement, or reduction of penalty. Authorizes such board to provide that information through first-class mail and by electronic means.
Status:
03/26/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS with author's amendments.
03/26/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.
49. CA AB 1069
Author: Gordon (D)
Title: Prescription Drugs: Collection and Distribution
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Health Committee
Summary: Makes a technical, nonsubstantive change to existing law that authorizes a county to establish a repository and distribution program under which a pharmacy may distribute surplus medications to persons in need of financial assistance to ensure access to necessary pharmaceutical therapies and prohibits the donation of controlled substances to the repository and distribution program, and prohibits the sale of any medication that does not meet the donation criteria.
Status:
03/26/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
03/26/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
03/26/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
50. CA AB 1070
Author: Ridley-Thomas S (D)
Title: Medi-Cal
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: ASSEMBLY
Summary: Existing law that establishes the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, and under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care services. Makes technical nonsubstantive changes.
Status:
02/26/2015 INTRODUCED.
51. CA AB 1073
Author: Ting (D)
Title: Pharmacy Law
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Business and Professions Committee
Summary: Amends the Pharmacy Law that requires the Board of Pharmacy to promulgate regulations that require a standardized, patient centered, prescription drug label on all prescription medicine dispensed to patients. Removes an obsolete date.
Status:
03/19/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.
52. CA AB 1117
Author: Garcia (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: Vaccination Rates
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Health Committee
Summary: States the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to improve vaccination rates for persons 2 years of age in Medi-Cal managed care.
Status:
03/26/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
03/26/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
03/26/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
53. CA AB 1124
Author: Perea (D)
Title: Workers' Compensation: Formulary
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Insurance Committee
Summary: Relates to prescription medications. Requires the administrative director of the workers' compensation system to establish a formulary for the purposes of prescribing prescription medications.
Status:
03/19/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on INSURANCE.
54. CA AB 1155
Author: Ridley-Thomas S (D)
Title: Medi-Cal
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: ASSEMBLY
Summary: Makes technical nonsubstantive changes to existing law that provides that it is the intent of the Legislature to provide for health care for those aged and other persons who lack sufficient annual income to meet the costs of health care, and whose other assets are so limited that their application toward the costs of care would jeopardize the person's or family's future minimum self-maintenance.
Status:
02/27/2015 INTRODUCED.
55. CA AB 1162
Author: Holden (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: Tobacco Cessation
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Health 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:
03/23/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
CaPharma_position: SupportIfAmended
56. CA AB 1216
Author: Bonta (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: Plan Amendments and Waiver Applications
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Health Committee
Summary: Relates to Medi-Cal plan amendments and waivers. Requires the posting on an Internet Web Site of all submitted state plan amendments and all federal waiver applications and requests for new waivers, waiver amendments, and waiver renewals and extensions within a certain number of business days from the date of submission to post all pending submitted state plan amendments and federal waiver applications and requests.
Status:
03/23/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
57. CA AB 1257
Author: Gray (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: Optional Benefits
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Health Committee
Summary: Makes technical, nonsubstantive changes to provisions of the Medi-Cal program.
Status:
03/26/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
03/26/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
03/26/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
58. CA AB 1305
Author: Bonta (D)
Title: Limitations on Cost Sharing: Family Coverage
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Health Committee
Summary: Relates to the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan act of 1975. Requires for family coverage limits on annual out-of-pocket expenses to include a maximum out-of-pocket limit for each individual covered by the plan contract or policy that is less than or equal to the maximum out-of-pocket limit for individual coverage under the plan contract or policy.
Status:
03/23/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
59. CA AB 1306
Author: Burke (D)
Title: Healing Arts: Certified Nurse-Midwives: Scope
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Business and Professions Committee
Summary: Requires an applicant for a certification to practice nurse-midwifery to provide evidence of current advanced level national certification by a certifying body that meets standards established and approved by the Board of Registered Nursing.
Status:
03/23/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.
60. CA AB 1337
Author: Linder (R)
Title: Medical Records Electronic Delivery
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly 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.
Status:
03/23/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
CaPharma_position: SupportIfAmended
61. CA AB 1359
Author: Nazarian (D)
Title: Optometry Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Business and Professions Committee
Summary: Changes all references to a certificate to use therapeutic pharmaceutical agents to refer to a therapeutic pharmaceutical agents certification. Deletes certain requirements for an applicant for a therapeutic pharmaceutical agents certification who graduated from a State accredited school of optometry, and is licensed as an optometrist in the State completing a certain didactic course. Requires the applicant to complete a preceptorship and education in ocular and systemic diseases.
Status:
03/23/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS.
62. CA AB 1388
Author: Obernolte (R)
Title: Medi-Cal: Moratoria on Enrollment of Providers
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Health Committee
Summary: Relates to the Medi-Cal program. Exempts a clinical laboratory provider from a moratorium on enrollment if the provider has an existing relationship with the program as a provider through a contract with a Medi-Cal managed care plan.
Status:
03/23/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
63. CA AB 1392
Author: Thurmond (D)
Title: Medi-Cal
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: ASSEMBLY
Summary: Makes nonsubstantive changes to existing law that establishes the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, and under which qualified individuals receive health care services.
Status:
02/27/2015 INTRODUCED.
64. CA AB 1394
Author: Thurmond (D)
Title: Prescription Drugs
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: ASSEMBLY
Summary: Relates to California Discount Prescription Drug Program, administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, under which qualified individuals are provided with prescription drugs at reduced prices that result from rebate agreements between the department and drug manufacturers. Makes a technical, nonsubstantive change to a provision related to the program.
Status:
02/27/2015 INTRODUCED.
65. CA AB 1396
Author: Bonta (D)
Title: Medi-Cal
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Health Committee
Summary: Relates to the Medi-Cal program. Requires an independent, third party to establish standardized metrics on access to care and quality of care, and to assess services using those metrics.
Status:
03/26/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
66. CA AB 1424
Author: Achadjian (R)
Title: Medi-Cal: Benefits
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Assembly Health Committee
Summary: Makes technical, nonsubstantive changes to existing law that provides for the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care services.
Status:
03/26/2015 To ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH.
03/26/2015 From ASSEMBLY Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
03/26/2015 In ASSEMBLY. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
67. CA ACR 26
Author: Levine (D)
Title: Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month
Last Amend: 03/12/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: To enrollment
Summary: Proclaims the month of March 2015 as Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month.
Status:
03/26/2015 Read third time. Adopted by SENATE. To enrollment.(30-0)
68. CA SB 4
Author: Lara (D)
Title: Health Care coverage: Immigration Status
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Rules Committee
Summary: States the intent of the Legislature that all State residents who are eligible for Medi-Cal, a qualified health plan offered through the State Health Benefits Exchange, or affordable employer-based health coverage, enroll in that coverage and obtain the care that they need. Declares the intent of the Legislature that all State residents, regardless of immigration status, have access to affordable health coverage and care.
Status:
01/15/2015 To SENATE Committee on RULES.
69. CA SB 8
Author: Hertzberg (D)
Title: Taxation
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 02/10/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Governance and Finance Committee
Summary: Expands the Sales and Use Tax Law to impose a tax on the gross receipts from the sale in the State or, or the receipt of the benefit in the State of services at a specified percentage rate.
Status:
02/19/2015 Re-referred to SENATE Committee on GOVERNANCE AND FINANCE.
70. CA SB 22
Author: Roth (D)
Title: Medical Residency Training Program Grant
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Health Committee
Hearing: 04/29/2015 1:30 pm, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Establishes the California Healthcare Workforce Policy Commission. Requires the Commission to identify areas of the state where unmet priority needs for primary care family physicians and registered nurses exist and to establish standards for family practice training programs and programs that train primary care nurse practitioners. Provides for grants to graduate medical residency training programs.
Status:
01/15/2015 To SENATE Committee on HEALTH.
CaPharma_position: SupportIfAmended
71. CA SB 24
Author: Hill (D)
Title: STAKE Act: Electronic Cigarettes
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Health Committee
Hearing: 04/08/2015 1:30 pm, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Extends the STAKE Act to sales of electronic cigarettes to minors. Requires the State Department of Public Health to enforce the Act provisions with regard to such sales. Provides the Act does not invalidate related existing local ordinances. Relates to the licensure of retailers selling such cigarettes. Makes failure to display license subject to criminal and civil penalties. Requires related cartridges to be in child-proof packaging.
Status:
01/15/2015 To SENATE Committee on HEALTH.
CaPharma_position: Support
72. CA SB 26
Author: Hernandez (D)
Title: Health Care Cost and Quality Database
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Health Committee
Hearing: 04/22/2015 1:30 pm, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: States the intent of the Legislature to establish a system to provide valid, timely, and comprehensive health care performance information that is publicly available and can be used to improve the safety, appropriateness, and medical effectiveness of health care, and to provide care that is safe, medically effective patient-centered, timely, affordable, and equitable.
Status:
01/15/2015 To SENATE Committees on HEALTH and JUDICIARY.
73. CA SB 27
Author: Hill (D)
Title: Livestock: Use of Antibiotics
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Agriculture 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:
03/05/2015 To SENATE Committee on AGRICULTURE.
CaPharma_position: Support
74. CA SB 36
Author: Hernandez (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: Demonstration Project
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: yes
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Health Committee
Hearing: 04/08/2015 1:30 pm, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
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:
01/15/2015 To SENATE Committee on HEALTH.
75. CA SB 43
Author: Hernandez (D)
Title: Health Care coverage: Essential Health Benefits
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Health Committee
Summary: Authorizes the Department of Managed Health Care and the Department of Insurance to adopt emergency regulations implementing amendments made to provisions under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act during the 2015-16 Regular Session until July 1, 2018.
Status:
01/15/2015 To SENATE Committee on HEALTH.
76. CA SB 52
Author: Walters (R)
Title: Regulatory Boards: Healing Arts
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Rules Committee
Summary: Makes technical changes to existing law that authorizes health-related boards to adopt regulations requiring a licensee to display his or her license or registration in the locality in which he or she is treating patients and to make specified disclosures to patients.
Status:
01/15/2015 To SENATE Committee on RULES.
77. CA SB 125
Author: Hernandez (D)
Title: Health Care Coverage
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: yes
Last Amend: 02/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Second Reading File
Summary: Requires that specified annual enrollment periods under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Knox-Keene Health Care Services Plan Act are extended. Provides an additional information requirement in a report regarding the essential health benefits and impact on the Exchange by the University of California. Extends the operative date of a fund to support the University with its reporting requirements that is funded by charges on health care service plans and health insurers.
Status:
03/25/2015 From SENATE Committee on HEALTH: Do pass as amended to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.(8-0)
78. CA SB 128
Author: Wolk (D)
Title: End of Life
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/17/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Judiciary Committee
Hearing: 04/07/2015 1:30 pm, Room 112
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 illness to make a request for medication prescribed pursuant to these provisions for the purpose of ending his or her life. Provides for no effect on a will, health care service plan or health insurance contract. Provides civil and criminal immunity. Provides for a crime to alter or forge a request, and a felony for coercion.
Status:
03/25/2015 From SENATE Committee on HEALTH: Do pass to Committee on JUDICIARY.(6-2)
79. CA SB 137
Author: Hernandez (D)
Title: Health care coverage: Provider Directories
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Health Committee
Hearing: 04/15/2015 1:30 pm, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Requires health care service plans and insurers subject to regulation by the Commissioner of the Department of Managed Health Care for services at alternative rates to make a provider directory available on its Internet Web site and to update the directory weekly. Requires the Department of Managed Health Care and the Department of Insurance to develop a standard provider director template.
Status:
03/26/2015 From SENATE Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
03/26/2015 In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
CaPharma_position: SupportIfAmended
80. CA SB 139
Author: Galgiani (D)
Title: Controlled substances
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: yes
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Public Safety Committee
Summary: Expands the definition of a synthetic stimulant compound and a synthetic cannabinoid for purposes of existing law. Provides that a first offense of using or possessing those substances is punishable as an infraction, a 2nd offense is punishable as an infraction or a misdemeanor, and a 3rd or subsequent offense is punishable as a misdemeanor.
Status:
02/05/2015 To SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY.
81. CA SB 140
Author: Leno (D)
Title: Electronic Cigarettes
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/10/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Health Committee
Hearing: 04/08/2015 1:30 pm, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Changes the Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement Act's definition of tobacco products to include electronic devices, such as electronic cigarettes, that deliver nicotine and make furnishing such a tobacco product to a minor a misdemeanor. Changes the location restrictions for smoking cigarettes and other tobacco products to reflect that new definition of tobacco products. Makes the use of these products in some restricted locations an infraction. Provides these provisions do not affect medical marijuana.
Status:
03/10/2015 From SENATE Committee on HEALTH with author's amendments.
03/10/2015 In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HEALTH.
CaPharma_position: Support
82. CA SB 149
Author: Stone (R)
Title: Investigational Drugs: Biological Products or Devices
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Health Committee
Hearing: 04/15/2015 1:30 pm, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Permits a manufacturer of an Investigational drug, biological product, or device to make the product available to eligible patients with terminal illnesses. Provides that the act does not require a health benefit plan or governmental agency to provide coverage for the cost of any investigational drug, biological product, or device made available pursuant to these provisions. Authorizes a health benefit plan to provide coverage for an investigational drug, biological product of device.
Status:
02/19/2015 To SENATE Committees on HEALTH and BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
83. CA SB 151
Author: Hernandez (D)
Title: Tobacco Products: Minimum Legal Age
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Health Committee
Hearing: 04/08/2015 1:30 pm, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Extends the applicability of the Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement Act to persons under 21 years of age. Authorizes the State Department of Public Health to conduct random, onsite string inspections of tobacco product retailers with the assistance of persons under 21 years of age.
Status:
02/19/2015 To SENATE Committee on HEALTH.
CaPharma_position: Support
84. CA SB 202
Author: Hernandez (D)
Title: Controlled Substances: Unfair or Deceptive Practices
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/16/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Judiciary Committee
Summary: Amends the Consumers Legal Remedies Act that makes unlawful certain acts identified as unfair methods of competition and unfair and deceptive acts or practices undertaken in a transaction intended to result or which results in the sale or lease of goods to any consumer. Adds to the list of unlawful acts, the act of advertising or offering for sale products that contain synthetic cannabinoids or synthetic stimulants.
Status:
03/18/2015 Re-referred to SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
85. CA SB 203
Author: Monning (D)
Title: Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: Safety Warnings
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Health Committee
Hearing: 04/22/2015 1:30 pm, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Establishes the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Safety Warning Act. Prohibits the distribution, selling, or offering for sale, those beverages in a sealed beverage container, or a multipack of those beverages unless the beverage container or multipack bears a safety warning. Requires every person who owns, leases, or otherwise legally controls the premises where a vending machine or beverage dispensing machine is located, or where those beverages are sold in an unsealed container to post a specified warning.
Status:
02/19/2015 To SENATE Committee on HEALTH.
CaPharma_position: Support
86. CA SB 212
Author: Mendoza (D)
Title: Controlled Substances: Enhanced Penalties
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Public Safety Committee
Hearing: 04/07/2015 9:30 am, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Includes a public or private preschool within the provisions regarding controlled substance activity. Defines preschool. Deletes the definition of within 1,000 feet a public or private elementary, vocational, junior high, or high school. Defines within 1,000 feet of a public or private preschool, elementary, vocational, junior high, or high school as a public or private area that is located within 1,000 feet of a public or private preschool, elementary, vocational, junior high, or high school.
Status:
03/24/2015 In SENATE Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY: Not heard.
87. CA SB 238
Author: Mitchell (D)
Title: Foster Care: Psychotropic Medication
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/24/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Rules 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 county welfare agencies to report 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:
03/24/2015 From SENATE Committee on RULES with author's amendments.
03/24/2015 In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on RULES.
88. CA SB 243
Author: Hernandez (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: Reimbursement: Provider Rates
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: yes
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Health Committee
Hearing: 04/22/2015 1:30 pm, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
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 rate range increases.
Status:
02/26/2015 To SENATE Committee on HEALTH.
89. CA SB 253
Author: Monning (D)
Title: Dependent Children: Psychotropic Medication
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/23/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Human Services Committee
Hearing: 04/14/2015 1:30 pm, Room 3191
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 specified criteria have been met, including a requirement the prescribing physician attest that he or she has conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the child. Requires a specified examination before the court can order such medications. Requires the Judicial Council to adopt rules to implement these provisions.
Status:
03/23/2015 From SENATE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES with author's amendments.
03/23/2015 In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
CaPharma_position: Support
90. CA SB 259
Author: Bates (R)
Title: Health Care Professionals
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Rules Committee
Summary: Makes a nonsubstantive change to the Health Care Professional Disaster Response Act, which states findings of the Legislature regarding the shortage of qualified health care practitioners during times of national or state disasters.
Status:
02/26/2015 To SENATE Committee on RULES.
91. CA SB 277
Author: Pan (D)
Title: Public Health: Vaccinations
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Health Committee
Hearing: 04/08/2015 1:30 pm, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Amends existing law that authorizes an exemption from existing provisions regarding vaccinations for medical reasons or because of personal beliefs, if specified forms are submitted to the governing authority. Eliminates the exemption from immunization based upon personal beliefs. Requires a school district to provide parents or guardians immunization rates at the beginning of the regular school term.
Status:
03/05/2015 To SENATE Committees on HEALTH, EDUCATION and JUDICIARY.
CaPharma_position: Support
92. CA SB 282
Author: Hernandez (D)
Title: Health Care Coverage: Prescription Drugs
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Health Committee
Summary: Authorizes the prescribing provider to additionally use an electronic process developed specifically for transmitting prior authorization information that is consistent with the standardized form and that meets the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs' SCRIPT electronic prior authorization standards.
Status:
03/05/2015 To SENATE Committee on HEALTH.
93. CA SB 291
Author: Lara (D)
Title: Office of Health Equity
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Rules Committee
Summary: Makes a technical, nonsubstantive change to existing law that establishes the Office of Health Equity within the State Department of Public Health, which requires the office to perform various duties relating to multicultural health.
Status:
03/05/2015 To SENATE Committee on RULES.
94. CA SB 299
Author: Monning (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: Provider Enrollment
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: yes
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Health Committee
Hearing: 04/08/2015 1:30 pm, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Exempts from notarization requirements any Medi-Cal provider that chooses to enroll electronically. Requires the Department of Health Care Services to designate a provider or applicant as a high categorical risk if the department lifted a temporary moratorium for the particular provider type submitting the application.
Status:
03/25/2015 From SENATE Committee on HEALTH: Do pass to Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.(8-0)
CaPharma_position: Support
95. CA SB 315
Author: Monning (D)
Title: Health Care Access Demonstration Project Grants
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Health Committee
Hearing: 04/29/2015 1:30 pm, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Creates the California Health Access Model Program Two Account within the Health Facilities Financing Authority Fund for purposes of administering a 2nd competitive grant selection process, in accordance with existing grant provisions, to fund one or more projects designed to demonstrate specified new or enhanced cost-effective methods of delivering quality health care services.
Status:
03/05/2015 To SENATE Committee on HEALTH.
96. CA SB 319
Author: Beall (D)
Title: Child Welfare Services: Public Health Nursing
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Human Services Committee
Hearing: 04/14/2015 1:30 pm, Room 3191
Summary: Requires a county to provide the services of a foster care public health nurse to children in foster care by contracting with the community child health and disability prevention program established by that county. Requires a foster care public health nurse to monitor and oversee each child in foster care who is administered one or more psychotropic medications.
Status:
03/26/2015 From SENATE Committee on HUMAN SERVICES with author's amendments.
03/26/2015 In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on HUMAN SERVICES.
97. CA SB 323
Author: Hernandez (D)
Title: Nurse Practitioners
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Last Amend: 03/26/2015
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Rules Committee
Summary: Makes legislative findings and declarations with respect to the importance of care provided by nurse practitioners.
Status:
03/26/2015 From SENATE Committee on RULES with author's amendments.
03/26/2015 In SENATE. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on RULES.
CaPharma_position: Support
98. CA SB 370
Author: Wolk (D)
Title: Immunizations: Disclosure of Information: Tuberculosis
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Health Committee
Summary: Amends an existing law which allows health care providers, schools, child care facilities, service providers for the California Special Supplemental Food program for Women, Infants, and Children, health care plans, foster care agencies, and county welfare departments to disclose to local health departments operating countywide or regional immunization information and reminder systems, specified information.
Status:
03/05/2015 To SENATE Committees on HEALTH and JUDICIARY.
99. CA SB 423
Author: Bates (R)
Title: Pharmaceutical Waste: Over-the-Counter Drugs
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Environmental Quality Committee
Summary: Excludes from the definition of pharmaceutical waste, for purposes of regulation under Medical Waste Management Act, any over-the-counter human or veterinary drug or dietary supplement that is, among other things, characterized and managed as a hazardous or solid waste and, with respect to an over-the-counter human or veterinary drug, is not disposed of on land within the state.
Status:
03/05/2015 To SENATE Committee on ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY.
100. CA SB 435
Author: Pan (D)
Title: Medical Home: Health Care Delivery Model
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Rules Committee
Summary: Declares the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to establish the patient centered medical home health care delivery model.
Status:
03/05/2015 To SENATE Committee on RULES.
CaPharma_position: SupportIfAmended
101. CA SB 443
Author: Mitchell (D)
Title: Forfeiture: Controlled Substances
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Rules Committee
Summary: Makes technical nonsubstantive changes to existing law that subjects certain property to forfeiture, such as controlled substances and equipment used to process controlled substances. Allows peace officers to seize property that is subject to forfeiture.
Status:
03/05/2015 To SENATE Committee on RULES.
102. CA SB 446
Author: Nguyen (R)
Title: Medi-Cal
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Rules Committee
Summary: Relates to Medi-Cal. Makes technical, nonsubstantive changes to a statement of legislative intent to provide for health care for those aged and other persons who lack sufficient annual income to meet the costs of health care.
Status:
03/05/2015 To SENATE Committee on RULES.
103. CA SB 447
Author: Allen (D)
Title: Medi-Cal: Clinics: Drugs and Supplies
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Health Committee
Hearing: 04/15/2015 1:30 pm, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Summary: Revises a specified reimbursement formula 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:
03/05/2015 To SENATE Committee on HEALTH.
104. CA SB 482
Author: Lara (D)
Title: Controlled Substances: Reporting
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Business, Professions & Economic Development Committee
Hearing: 04/20/2015, Room 3191
Summary: Specifies that the dispensing pharmacies and clinics are required to report specified information to the Department of Justice no more than 7 business days after the controlled substance was dispensed.
Status:
03/12/2015 To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
105. CA SB 587
Author: Stone (R)
Title: Pharmacy: Compounding
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Rules Committee
Summary: Existing law makes a nonsubstantive change that the Pharmacy Law, provides for the licensure and regulation of pharmacists and pharmacy corporations in this state by the California State Board of Pharmacy. Prohibits a pharmacy from compounding sterile drug products unless the pharmacy has obtained a sterile compounding pharmacy license from the board, and prohibits the board from issuing or renewing that license until the board has reviewed procedures.
Status:
03/12/2015 To SENATE Committee on RULES.
106. CA SB 590
Author: Stone (R)
Title: Pharmacy: Intern Pharmacists
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Business, Professions & Economic Development Committee
Hearing: 04/06/2015, Room 3191
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.
Status:
03/12/2015 To SENATE Committee on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
CaPharma_position: Support
107. CA SB 591
Author: Pan (D)
Title: California Tobacco Tax Act of 2015
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Governance and Finance 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:
03/12/2015 To SENATE Committees on GOVERNANCE AND FINANCE and HEALTH.
CaPharma_position: Support
108. CA SB 619
Author: Morrell (R)
Title: Medi-Cal
Fiscal Committee: no
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Location: Senate Rules Committee
Summary: Makes technical nonsubstantive changes to provisions of the Medi-Cal program.
Status:
03/12/2015 To SENATE Committee on RULES.
109. CA SB 671
Author: Hill (D)
Title: Pharmacy: Biological Product
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Business, Professions & Economic Development Committee
Hearing: 04/13/2015, Room 3191
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:
03/12/2015 To SENATE Committees on BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT and HEALTH.
CaPharma_position: OpposeUnlessAmend
110. CA SB 715
Author: Anderson (R)
Title: Investigational Drugs Biological Products: Right to Try
Fiscal Committee: yes
Urgency Clause: no
Disposition: Pending
Committee: Senate Health Committee
Hearing: 04/15/2015 1:30 pm, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
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:
03/19/2015 To SENATE Committees on HEALTH and RULES.