The Week Ahead
The Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled to discuss a number of health care-related bills, including:
- SB 1221, which would require health care facilities to demonstrate community benefits before seeking funds from the California Health Facilities Financing Authority, local governments or joint powers authorities; and
- SB 1332, to create a pilot program for Medi-Cal managed care benefits.
The UC Board of Regents will begin a three-day meeting in Los Angeles. Agenda items include a proposal to develop a new medical school at UC-Merced.
Gov. Schwarzenegger is scheduled to release his updated budget proposal.
The Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee will meet to discuss bills including:
- AB 16, to require health plans to cover the human papillomavirus virus vaccine if it is recommended by a health care provider; and
- AB 2899, which would require the Department of Public Health to create an HIV counseling program.
May 16 is the last day that policy committees can meet before June 2.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.