PPAC California Legislative Updates

PPAC California Legislative Updates2021-03-11T06:35:21-08:00

California Legislative Updates

1004, 2021

Huge shout out

April 10th, 2021|

Akilah Weber, MD has apparently won the contest for the 79th Assembly District seat on April 6th! You may remember Dr. Weber is an OB-GYN with a strong interest in children and youth mental health from the San Diego area. Pat on the back for PPAC’s political action committee which gave [...]

2403, 2021

Mr. Secretary, EXTRA

March 24th, 2021|

Xavier Becerra, California’s Attorney General, confirmed and will lead national health efforts as Secretary of the US Health and Human Service Agency. The Secretary will recommend an Assistant Secretary for behavioral health - PPAC is rooting for a psychiatrist. Mr. Becerra, a co-author of the Affordable Care Act, worked hard [...]

211, 2020

Grave Disability, Inadequately Defined in California

November 2nd, 2020|

PPAC’s Friday Blast - 10.30.2020 Grave disability. "Grave disability: A condition in which a person, as a result of a mental health disorder, is unable to provide for his or her basic personal needs for food, clothing, or shelter." Forgotten. This week a cataclysmic election bears down, potentially changing the character of [...]

2808, 2020

Advocate Now, AB 890 in Danger of Passage by the Senate

August 28th, 2020|

Developments related to AB 890:  Awaiting a vote on the floor of the Senate. That vote may move AB 890 to the Assembly for a vote of concurrence in Senate amendments! We must use a backup strategy right now!! AB 890. Fellow advocates. Constituents should target the following Assemblymembers. It [...]

2208, 2020

Countdown to Session Plagued by Pandemic Complexities

August 22nd, 2020|

AB 890. Assemblymember Wood’s Nurse Practitioner bill moved off the suspense file to the Senate floor. I am busy lining up appointments with key senators to convince them to help prevent its passage. Chalk up one who has pledged not to vote yes on it. Political calculus on votes tells us we need to keep up [...]

1608, 2020

AB 890

August 16th, 2020|

AB 890. The clock is ticking as AB 890 sits in the Senate Appropriations Committee after passing out of the Senate Business and Professions Committee, 7-1. Lobbyists will meet this afternoon after publication time (August 14), after having met last Monday (August 10) to conduct a postmortem. The consensus was the opposition [...]