2021-2022 Legislation

AB 114 – The Rare Disease Sequencing for Critically Ill Infants Act

Aims to close disparities in access to life saving opportunities for critically ill babies on Medi-Cal by establishing rapid whole genome sequencing as a covered Medi-Cal benefit.

Contact: Shanna Ezzell

 

AB 305 – Ask the Question

Requires specified state agencies to include intake questions regarding an applicant’s veteran status in order to enable the Department of Veteran Affairs to more effectively identify veterans and provide information on available state and federal resources.

Contact: Harleen Pannu

 

AB 414 – Trial Court Restructuring

Makes technical and non-substantive changes to current law to remove obsolete code sections as identified by the California Law Review Commission.

Contact: Nippitch Booranasomphop

 

AB 546 – Preventing Foster Youth Homelessness

Seeks to prevent foster youth exiting the system from becoming homeless by requiring county welfare agencies to report information to the dependency court on whether the foster youth has stable housing, and what additional referrals will be provided to prevent the youth from becoming homeless.

Contact: Shanna Ezzell

 

AB 556 – Fertility Fraud Civil Liability

Would provide victims of fertility fraud with the ability to bring a private right of action against the perpetrator and recover actual damages or $50,000, whichever is greater.

Contact: Michael Chen

 

AB 576 – Community College Apportionments
Would waive open course provisions in statute or regulations of the board of governors for any governing board of a community college district for classes the district provides to military personnel on a military base, and would authorize the board of governors to include the units of full-time equivalent students generated in those classes for purposes of state apportionments.
Contact: Harleen Pannu

 

AB 636 – Adult Protective Services

Allows Adult Protective Services to share information between agencies to highlight and investigate substandard care in Independent Living Facilities.

Contact: Nippitch Booranasomphop

 

 

AB 685 – Emergency Room Physicians Billing

Would require health plans and insurers to have board-certified emergency physician review of a claim for emergency medical services before it can be down-coded.

Contact: Michael Chen

 

AB 714 – Communicable Disease Reporting

Would mandate skilled nursing facilities, long term care facilities, and other congregate living health facilities to notify residents and their responsible parties of an instance of a communicable disease that occurs within the facility.

Contact: Michael Chen

 

AB 805 – Public Disclosure of Personal Protective Equipment

Aims to create transparency around personal protective equipment (PPE) procurement and distribution at the local level by ensuring the Medical Health Operational Area Coordinator (MHOAC) regularly reports PPE distribution information to the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES).

Contact: Shanna Ezzell

 

AB 856 – The COVID-19 Youth Return to Physical Activity Information Act

Would require schools to annually share current information with students and their parents on the health risks and recommended guidelines for youth engaging in physical exercise in the era of COVID-19.

Contact: Michael Chen

 

AB 935 – The Mothers and Children Mental Health Support Act of 2021

Would require health plans to develop a provider-to-provider telepsychiatry consultation program to connect front-line healthcare providers with experts in maternal or pediatric mental health, enabling them to appropriately diagnose and best treat children and pregnant or postpartum patients experiencing a mental health disorder.

Contact: Shanna Ezzell

 

AB 1065 – Mental Health Program Voluntary Contribution Fund

Creates the Mental Health Help Program that aids in training law enforcement officers to assist, and engage safely with, persons living with a mental illness and allows taxpayers to make voluntary contributions to the fund on their California tax returns.

Contact: Shanna Ezzell