Doctors and Nurses
Sen. Mark Ridley Thomas' (D-Leimert Park) SB 1441 was amended to create a new committee within the Department of Consumer Affairs to deal with licensed health care providers with substance abuse problems. The committee would be charged with creating uniform policies for dealing with such health care providers (Bill text, 6/16). The bill is before the Assembly Business and Professions Committee (Bill status, 6/16).
AB 1436 by Assembly member Edward Hernandez (D-West Covina) was amended to authorize nurse practitioners to admit and discharge patients from health facilities, change a patient's treatment regimen or initiate an emergency procedure (Bill text, 6/10). The bill is before the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee (Bill status, 6/16).