Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Increase Mental Health Services For Veterans
"Our veterans have served this country bravely and it is only right for us to recognize their contribution and see that when they do come home they receive the care and assistance they deserve," said state Sen. Janet Nguyen of Garden Grove.
Los Angeles Times:
California GOP Lawmakers Introduce Bills To Boost Healthcare And Jobs For Veterans
Republican state lawmakers unveiled a package of six bills Tuesday aimed at improving job training and healthcare services for California veterans. ... SB 409 from Nguyen and SB 485 from state Sen. Jim Nielsen of Gerber would increase mental health services and oversight at state veterans' homes. (Dillon, 3/28)
In other news from Sacramento —
Should Medical Records Be Free For Low-Income Patients?
Low-income people applying for Medi-Cal or other social services often need their medical records to prove their eligibility, but in many cases they have to pay to get them. A bill in Sacramento would do away with those fees. (Lavender, 3/29)
The Mercury News:
Dialysis Centers: California Bill Proposes To Improve Staffing, Inspections
California could become one of almost a dozen states in the country to require higher staffing levels at dialysis clinics that help treat tens of thousands of these patients if a bill by a Southern California legislator becomes law. The proposal also would mandate annual inspections of each facility. (Seipel, 3/28)