State Legislation

Each year, CAPH actively follows 40-50 health care related bills that could have a particular impact on hospitals or Federally Qualified Health Centers, health care providers that serve a large number of low-income patients, or Medi-Cal beneficiaries and low-income communities.  Below is a list of the high priority bills that CAPH has submitted comment letters on during the 2016 legislative session.

AB 1568 (Bonta) / SB 815 (Hernandez): California’s 2020 Medicaid Waiver
These bills authorize and implement California’s Medi-Cal 2020 waiver.

AB 2821 (Chiu): Housing for a Healthy California
This bill would create the “Housing for a Healthy California Program” and award grants to eligible counties participating in the Whole Person Care or Health Home pilot programs.

SB 10 (Lara): Health Coverage – Immigration Status
This bill would authorize the state to submit a 1332 waiver to allow undocumented immigrants to purchase coverage in Covered California.

SB 323 (Hernandez): Nurse Practitioners – Scope of Practice
This bill would allow Nurse Practitioners to practice, without being supervised by a physician and surgeon, if the Nurse Practitioner has met specified requirements including possessing liability insurance and national certification.