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

California Legislative Updates

2709, 2023


September 27th, 2023|

Government Affairs Committee The CSAP Government Affairs Committee (GAC) and Board met last night. The GAC recommended, and the Board concurred on the following actions: -CSAP will join the CMA and others to file an amicus to uphold the longstanding prohibition against non-physicians’ use of the term ‘doctor.’ -CSAP will [...]

3007, 2023

Meet Some More CSAP Board Members!

July 30th, 2023|

Meet Some More CSAP Board Members! Matthew Goldenberg D.O. Matthew Goldenberg D.O. is the current president of the Southern California Psychiatric Society (SCPS) and chairs the SCPS Private Practice Committee. Through his role as SCPS president, Dr. Goldenberg will serve on the Board of CSAP for 2023 to 2024. Dr. [...]

2606, 2023

Behavioral Health & Community Housing Grants

June 26th, 2023|

California Delivers $1.49 Billion in Behavioral Health & Community Housing Grants The State of California has awarded $1.49 billion in grants focused on addressing the behavioral health crisis impacting every community across the state. These new grants will help people with mental health and substance use disorders get connected to [...]

1806, 2023


June 18th, 2023|

The work continues. CSAP is working in tandem with the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to address prescribing issues on the federal level. Congress put out a request for information on the national drug shortage and APA wants to better understand how far reaching this problem has become. Next week, outgoing [...]

3005, 2023


May 30th, 2023|

California Court of Appeals The California Appeals Court recently issued a decision with implications for the enforcement of the California mental health parity act through civil suits. The decision also addresses the defendants' efforts to escape consumers' class-action lawsuit based on defendants' argument that "patients can't sue us in civil [...]

2205, 2023


May 22nd, 2023|

SB 43 (Eggman) Behavioral health CSAP's co-sponsored legislation, SB 43 (Eggman) pertaining to conservatorship, passed off the suspense file in the Senate Appropriations Committee and is heading for a floor vote. Santa Clara County has moved to a Support if Amended position. CSAP's advocates at SYASL believe that other counties [...]

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