CTRC Legislative/Regulatory January 2018 Update

CTRC Legislative/Regulatory January 2018 Update

Please Note: CCHP has a pending legislation/regulation webpage located at the following link: http://cchpca.org/state-laws-and-reimbursement-policies

LEGISLATION

Carry Over from 2017

State Bill # Status Summary
CA AB 244 4/18/17: In Assembly Committee on Health. Hearing cancelled at request by author. Creates a pilot program in counties that elect to participate, designed to increase the capacity of health providers that serve pregnant and postpartum women up to one year after delivery to effectively prevent, identify, and manage postpartum depression and other mental health conditions. Provides that the pilot program would be privately funded.  The pilot program may include a provider-to-provider or patient-to-provider consultation program and utilize telehealth or e-consult technologies.
CA AB 1488 8/29/17: Re-referred to Committee on Rules Requires the State Department of Public Health to establish a sickle cell disease center pilot program.  Funds can be used for the establishment of a telehealth system or an online consultation service to support patients with sickle cell disease and health care professionals who treat them.