2023 legislation

CHCA Supports the Following Legislation


SB 625 Newborn screening: genetic diseases: blood samples collected. (Nguyen)


This bill would require the department of health to provide information about the testing program, and to obtain written consent from the parent or guardian acknowledging receiving information regarding the storage, retention, and use of the newborn child’s blood sample for medical research. The bill would prohibit any residual newborn screening specimen from being released to any person or entity for law enforcement purposes. The bill would authorize a parent or guardian of a minor child to consent to the storage of the residual blood sample and the use of the sample for research purposes prior to or at the time the sample is taken.

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AB 47 Pelvic floor physical therapy coverage. (Boerner-Horvath)

This bill would require a health care service plan contract or health insurance policy issued, amended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2024, to provide coverage for pelvic floor physical therapy after pregnancy.

AB-48 Nursing Facility Resident Informed Consent Protection Act of 2023 (Aguiar-Curry)

This bill would add the right of every resident to receive the information that is material to an individual’s informed consent decision concerning whether to accept or refuse the administration of psychotherapeutic drugs. This bill would also add the right to be free from psychotherapeutic drugs used for the purpose of resident discipline, convenience, or chemical restraint, except in an emergency that threatens to cause immediate injury to the resident or others. This bill would make the prescriber responsible for disclosing the material information relating to psychotherapeutic drugs to the resident and obtaining their written informed consent.

2023 Legislation

CHCA Opposes the Following Legislation

AB 659 Cancer Prevention Act. (Aguiar-Curry)

This bill would make it the public policy of the state that pupils are expected to be fully immunized against human papillomavirus (HPV) before admission or advancement to the 8th grade level of any private or public elementary or secondary school. It would also make it the public policy of the state that students who are 26 years of age or younger are expected to be fully immunized against human papillomavirus (HPV) before first-time enrollment at all California state public universities and colleges. The bill also expands insurance coverage for cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination.

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2023 Legislation

CHCA is Watching the Following Legislation

AB 262 Children’s camps: regulation. (Holden)

This bill would direct the California Department of Social Services to establish and lead a stakeholder workgroup for the purpose of gathering information and providing recommendations to the Legislature so that they can develop subsequent legislation that would protect the welfare of children while attending day and overnight camps in California.

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