The Week Ahead
The Senate Appropriations Committee will hear several health-related bills, including SB 1309, involving loans for nursing education at community colleges, and SB 1508, addressing health care coverage for colonoscopies.
A report is due to Los Angeles County supervisors outlining how county public health services could be given more autonomy in areas such as human resources and contracting while remaining a part of the county DHS. Supervisors are considering separating public health services from the county hospital system.
The first deposition will be conducted in lawsuits involving the shuttered University of California-Irvine Medical Center liver transplant program. The deposition will be of Ralph Cygan, former CEO of the hospital. Questions likely will involve discussions and alleged misstatements about the program with officials at the United Network for Organ Sharing, who had proposed closing the program in 2004.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.