Fresno Lawmakers Introduce Health Care-Related Bills
Despite the California Legislature's "focus on the energy crunch," Fresno-area lawmakers have recently introduced several health care bills, the Fresno Bee, reports. Some of the bills include:
AB 515. Introduced by Assembly member Sarah Reyes (D-Fresno), this bill would require county Child Protective Services agencies to "screen children immediately for health problems when they are removed from a home where methamphetamine is manufactured or used." Reyes wants Medi-Cal to cover the costs of the screenings.
AB 530. Also introduced by Reyes, this bill would allow law enforcement officials to "disclose criminal information to family members and employers hiring people for senior care."
AB 883. Introduced by Assembly member Dean Florez (D-Shafter), this bill would earmark $250 million in general obligation bonds to fund health clinics, community rooms, classrooms and administrative offices at "revamped and newly constructed" farmworker housing projects.
- AB 163. Also introduced by Florez, this bill would allocate tobacco settlement funds for training and hiring full-time school nurses.
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