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A Senate Appropriations Committee hearing for SB 1338 by Sen. Elaine Alquist (D-San Jose) was scheduled for May 8. The bill would establish a Health Care Infrastructure Authority that would be required to develop a plan for providing electronic health records for all state residents. The authority would be required to research and pursue a Medi-Cal waiver for the program. Amendments to the legislation did not change the nature of the bill (StateNet, Subscription required).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.