SB 633 by Sen. Elaine Alquist (D-San Jose) was amended to require hospitals to provide contact information for referral organizations to discharged patients who need to consider options for long-term care (Bill Text, 5/16). The bill was re-referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee (Bill Status, 5/17).
A measure (SB 743) by Sen. Sheila Kuehl (D-Los Angeles) was amended to require the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development to publicly disclose data about hospital discharges that the facilities are required to report to the office. The measure also would require hospitals to develop plans to avoid medical errors (Bill Text, 5/16). The legislation was re-referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee (Bill Status, 5/17).