California Legislative Updates2022-02-22T10:03:58-08:00

California Legislative Updates

205, 2022

MICRA

May 2nd, 2022|

Californians Allied for Patient Protection (CAPP) which includes the California Medical Association, announced an agreement on proposed legislation to modify California’s Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act of 1975 (MICRA). CAPP stated, "After decades of debate about the need to ensure health care that is accessible and affordable for all while balancing [...]

604, 2022

Parity Update

April 6th, 2022|

APA Reacts to Ninth Circuit Court’s Decision in Wit v. United Behavioral Health The Ninth Circuit Court has reversed the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California’s February 2019 decision in Wit v. United Behavioral Health. The American Psychiatric Association released this statement: “In February 2019, the U.S. District [...]

2803, 2022

CARE Court

March 28th, 2022|

California largest, most urban counties have drafted a letter to the Governor regarding CARE Courts. The draft reads as follows: "On behalf of the Urban Counties of California, a 14-member coalition of the state’s most populous counties, I write to provide comments and recommendations on the Governor’s Community Assistance, Recovery and Empowerment [...]

2303, 2022

Legislation 

March 23rd, 2022|

At the most recent Government Affairs Committee and Board meetings, the decision was made for CSAP to not only support but to co-sponsor Senator Eggman's package of proposed reforms to conservatorship and LPS law in California. As a reminder, the bills are as follows: SB 929 (Eggman) Community mental health services: data [...]

1303, 2022

CARE Courts Update

March 13th, 2022|

The Governor's new proposal for CARE Courts continues to be the most talked about behavioral health issue in California. The implementation of this proposal would fall heavily on California's counties. This week, the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) issued a statement to its members about CARE Courts as follows: "CSAC [...]

903, 2022

CARE Courts

March 9th, 2022|

On March 3rd, Governor Newsom proposed that California implement a system of "CARE Courts" in all of California's 58 counties. The Governor held not one but two separate news conferences on this. In one of the news conferences (in Santa Clara) the Governor was joined by several mayors (Steinberg - [...]

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