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Below is a list of high priority bills that CAPH is supporting in the 2023-24 Legislative Session.

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SB 282 (Eggman): Medi-Cal: federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics: This CAPH co-sponsored bill would allow California’s safety net clinics to be paid appropriately for mental health services provided on the same day as a physical health visit, creating additional opportunities to expand mental health services and help address our state’s mental health crisis. CAPH has submitted a co-sponsor letter.

SB 819 (Eggman): Medi-Cal – Certification: This bill would clarify existing law that license-exempt clinics can operate intermittent sites or mobile health care units, without enrolling them in the Medi-Cal program as separate providers, which is the same standard for licensed community clinics. CAPH has submitted a letter of support.

AB 663 (Haney): Pharmacy – Mobile Units:  This bill would authorize mobile pharmacies operated by local jurisdictions to dispense controlled substances used for the treatment of opioid use disorder. By allowing mobile pharmacies to dispense medications like buprenorphine, high-risk populations, including people experiencing homelessness, can have access to these needed and often lifesaving medications. CAPH has submitted a letter of support.

AB 1481 (Boerner): Medi-Cal – Presumptive Eligibility: This billwould strengthen Medi-Cal coverage for pregnant people by ensuring that coverage is maintained during the transition from presumptive eligibility to full-scope coverage. CAPH has submitted a letter of support.


AB 689 (Carrillo): Community colleges enrollment an registration: This bill would provide health care employees with priority registration when enrolling in community college courses, which would help address our state’s health care workforce crisis. CAPH has submitted a letter of support.

For our reaction to the Governor’s 2023-24 May Revision, please see our media statement

Stay tuned for more information on our State Budget and legislative priorities for this current session.

2022-2023 State Policy Archive

Learn about CAPH’s state legislative priorities from last year's budget session.